Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika, volume 33 issue 3 (september 2018) : 165-168

Lamb rearing practices of sheep rearers in arid and semiarid region of Rajasthan, India 

M.L. Choudhary, V.K. Choudhary, V. Singh, P. Choudhary, V. Kumar
1<p style="text-align:justify">Department of Livestock Production Management, College of Veterinary and Animal Science, Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bikaner -334001 (Rajasthan) India&nbsp;</p>
Cite article:- Choudhary M.L., Choudhary V.K., Singh V., Choudhary P., Kumar V. (NaN). Lamb rearing practices of sheep rearers in arid and semiarid region of Rajasthan, India . Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika. 33(3): 165-168. doi: 10.18805/BKAP108.

The data were collected from 120 sheep rearers selected from 8 villages of two Tehsil of Bikaner District. The information was collected from respondents on lamb rearing  of sheep rearers by an interview schedule. Flock size was affected significantly by immediate cleaning of lamb after birth and not affected by rest of lamb rearing practices. Maximum sheep keepers at 70.83 per cent were not aware about cleaning of lamb after birth and only 6.67 per cent were well aware about disinfection of navel cord. Colostrum feeding to lamb and suckling of lamb for more than 3 month was practiced by 99.17 and 58.33 per cent sheep rearers, respectively. About 70.83 per cent respondents were not aware about control of external parasites. Isolation of Lamb was not followed by 99.17 per cent respondents.

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