Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2022. First edition. Soft cover. 436p, some ills. New. Item #31082
The first truly global history of veterinary medicine and animal healing, and how these practices have both shaped and been shaped by the social, cultural, and economic roles of animals from antiquity on. It ranges from Ayurvedic texts and botanical medicines to genomics and the latest research. Some of the subjects are the influence of trade and conquest on animal health, early formal veterinary education, animal plagues, veterinary medicine in war and peace, food and veterinary care in today's world, and more. Much about horses, also many other animals. Long bibliography of many varied sources. An impressive up-to-date history, excellent value.