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A STUDY OF ADOPTION OF MILKING AND HEALTHCARE PRACTICES OF DAIRY ANIMALS UNDER CO-OPERATIVE NETWORK OF BANAS MILK UNION OF NORTH GUJARAT*

N.R. Chowdhry, J.B. Patel and Mukesh Bhakat
College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Gujarat Agricultural University, S.K. Nagar, Gujarat - 385 506, India

DOI:
Page Range:
153-154
Article ID:
ARCC2361
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Abstract
A survey was undertaken to find out the dairy animal managemental practices followed by the
member farmers of dairy co-operative society in randomly selected five talukas of Banaskantha
district in north Gujarat. In each taluka two villages and in each village ten respondents were
selected. It was observed that all the respondents milked their animals twice in a day by using wet
hand knuckling method (99%) of milking. Majority of the milk produced generally goes to dairy cooperative
society except the amount, which routinely used for family needs. All the respondents
adopted practices to vaccinate their animals against Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Haemorrhagic
Septicaemia (HS). There is facility of integrated mobile veterinary services, which provide
vaccination of animals and other veterinary needs.
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