This module develops your knowledge and understanding of herbal medicine within a global and contemporary perspective. Understanding the interrelationship of herbal medicine traditions both in the past and the present provides an awareness of the importance of herbs in animal husbandry and health across the globe. The new science of zoopharmacognosy is an interesting one that provides a perspective on the issue of "self medication" by animals. Part of the relationship between plants, animals and people is recognising the importance of conserving endangered plants - having that awareness makes you a thoughtful practitioner for sustainable medicine. Ethics of prescribing herbal medicines in modern veterinary practice is also examined. A selection of herbs will be introduced for study throughout this module.