Dairy cattle welfare in India: A review

DOI: 10.18805/ajdfr.v36i02.7950    | Article Id: DR-1171 | Page : 85-92
Citation :- Dairy cattle welfare in India: A review .Asian Journal Of Dairy and Food Research.2017.(36):85-92

Chandan Kumar, Madan Lal Kamboj, Subhash Chandra* and Amit Kumar

subhashchandra20july@gmail.com
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LPM Division, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal-132 001, Haryana, India.

Submitted Date : 3-10-2016
Accepted Date : 26-05-2017

Abstract

Animal welfare means how an animal is coping with the conditions in which it lives; it is based on ‘five freedoms’ and ‘four principles’ of animal welfare. Dairy cattle are considered as sentient beings due to which husbandry should be provided as per their needs. As cattle and human beings are intrinsically connected to each other, protection of cattle from diseases and unnecessary suffering should become prime responsibility of human. Welfare of dairy cattle cannot be measured directly, as is multidimensional in nature and can be measured by various indicators which are either direct or indirect. In this review we try to analyze dairy cattle welfare, their indicators and their assessment.

Keywords

Animal Welfare Assessment

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