History of Veterinary Medicine

History of Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary medicine is defined as that branch of science that deals with the practice or application of dental, surgical, diagnostic and other medical principles to wildlife animals, domestic pets and livestock. This practice has already been in use since time in memoriam.


Early notes on veterinary history

Some experts have tracked veterinary medicine existence since 2500 BC. Historians found out that during this era, there are writings about diseases of animals such as oxen, buffalo and horses. There are also those who have seen 4,000-year old Indian art depicting how men cared for elephants and horses. On the other hand, Ancient Egypt had its own way of showing how people cared for dogs and cattle.

The first written records of veterinary medicine, however was traced during India's Vedic Period (1900 BC). In a writing seen through the edicts of Ashoka, it was found out that King Piyadasi erected two hospitals anywhere, one for people and the other for animals.

Resources on interesting facts about veterinary medicine

Aside from the early traces of veterinary medicine history, there are yet other interesting facts about this branch of science. This can be tracked through the following links:

1. Historytimeline. This page is divided into various sections that will make searching for veterinary medicine historical information even easier.

2. World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine. The webpage includes world facts on the history of this branch of science. It also has list of information on activities and the board's general assembly.

3. Texas Veterinary Medical Association. This site contains the story of veterinary medicine in Texas together with other pertinent facts about this science for the past centuries.

4. Colorado Veterinary Medical Association. This page presents facts about how veterinary medicine started in Colorado. It also includes historical details on how the association was founded.

5. History of Veterinary Medicine in Washington. This contains milestones on how veterinary medicine started in Washington. Plus, the pages have facts on the success of veterinary medicine in this place.

Here are other special links on the history of veterinary medicine:

History of Veterinary Medicine

A Brief History of Veterinary Medicine by Ethel Smith

Veterinary Medicine, History of by Canadian Encyclopedia

Veterinary History from For the Love of Cats

This Article is written by John C Arkin, contributor of PrintCountry Articles.



This Article is written by John C Arkin.


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