Ruminant Parasitic Diseases and Treatment Methods at Folklore of Konya Area in Central Anatolia Region

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Yasar A., SİNMEZ Ç. Ç., Aslim G.

KAFKAS UNIVERSITESI VETERINER FAKULTESI DERGISI, vol.21, no.1, pp.1-7, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.9775/kvfd.2014.11159
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-7
  • Keywords: Alternative treatment, Folklore, Konya Area, Parasitic diseases of ruminant, GARLIC ALLIUM-SATIVUM
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study was to reveal the diversity of folkloric data in Konya Area (Aksaray, Karaman, Konya) of Central Anatolia Region regarding alternative treatment application to parasitic diseases of ruminant and, to provide an oppurtunity to comparative discussion media for the new treatment model, to reveal the effectiviness and side effect of herbal, animal and mineral based drug raw materials by actual medicine information and, to help treatment quest in today. The study material consisted of visual, oral and written data by "information collection form" from the 177 source person dealing with animal husbandry, animal owner sand folk medicine practitioners lived in Konya Area. Alternative treatment methods in this study varied as hydrotheraphy, phytotherapy, jeotherapy and it has been determined herbal, animal and mineral oil, tar, delphinium, lupine, tobacco, oak ash, corncockle, egg, salt, sulfur, copper sulphate and clay based on raw materials of herbal, animal and mineral drugs. In conclusion, in terms of parasitic diseases of ruminant Konya Area of Central Anatolia Region it has been identified such as lice, flea, tick, warble, scabies, coenurus cerebralis, fasciolozis, gastro-intestinal parasites, babesiozis. Furthermore, used to treat parasites such as tar, delphinium, lupine, tobacco, barberry plant root, sulfur, salt, copper sulphate and clay are also used in modern medicine. It is concluded that practices have generally religious-magic, empirical and rational roots.