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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

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