Vol. 8, Special Issue 4, Part A (2023)
Existing health management practices followed by dairy farmers in humid south eastern plain region of Rajasthan
Author(s): Deepak Kumar, Anita Kumari Meena and Ved Prakash
A study on the health care management practices followed by dairy farmers in Rajasthan's humid south eastern plain (Hadoti) region was conducted by gathering data from 225 dairy farmers using a well-structured interview schedule and pretested questionnaire. Studies revealed that overall majority (86.22 %) of respondents were not adopting vaccination against infectious diseases like FMD and HS and 13.78% of respondent adopting. Overall, 51.56 % of respondent were not practicing deworming and 48.44 percent were practicing. Majority (61.78%) of respondents not practices to control ecto-parasite and 33.67 % of respondents practiced. Overall majority (61.33%) of respondent having dirty shed and 33.67 % maintained the sanitation (clean) in shed. According to the findings, the majority (61.78%) of respondents treated sick animals with veterinarian care, while 26.67% used local empirical knowledge and 11.56% called a quack. Overall majority (71.11%) of respondents wash hind quarter after drop of placenta and 28.89 % of respondent not wash. Majority 73.33% of respondents not practiced grooming of their animals and 22.67 % of respondent practiced grooming. The bulk of respondents (82.22%) did not segregate sick animals from healthy animals, whereas only a minority (17.78%) isolated their animals under unfavorable conditions. Overall, it was observed that management practices to ensure health of their Dairy animals was very poor and there is a strong need to conduct awareness program and animal health camp in the study area.
How to cite this article:
Deepak Kumar, Anita Kumari Meena, Ved Prakash. Existing health management practices followed by dairy farmers in humid south eastern plain region of Rajasthan. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2023;8(4S):36-38.