Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 42 issue 1 (march 2008) : 71-74

A STUDY ON SOCIO-ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF GOAT KEEPERS AND MANAGEMENT PRACTICES PREVAILED IN THE TRIBAL AREA OF UDAIPUR DISTRICT OF RAJASTHAN

P. S. Tanwar *, C.S. Vaishanava, Vishnu Sharma**,
1Department of Animal Production, Rajasthan College of Agriculture Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture & Technology, Udaipur-313 001, India
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Cite article:- * Tanwar S. P., Vaishanava C.S., Sharma** Vishnu (2024). A STUDY ON SOCIO-ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF GOAT KEEPERS AND MANAGEMENT PRACTICES PREVAILED IN THE TRIBAL AREA OF UDAIPUR DISTRICT OF RAJASTHAN. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 42(1): 71-74. doi: .
Present study was conducted on 120 goat keepers randomly selected from two tribal tehsils i.e.
Mavli and Jhadol of Udaipur District of Rajasthan. The socio-economic profile of the selected
respondents was that majority of the respondents belonged to 31-50 years of age group, schedule
tribe, illiterate, medium size family and having small land holding. Goats were housed near dwelling,
loose housing as well as open yard/under trees was common housing practices adopted by
respondents. All categories of goats viz; Male, Female and Kids were housed together. Floors of the
shed were dusty, no provision was made in the shed for drinking water. Animals got contaminated
water from village pond, when they were out for grazing. Placenta was disposed of either by
throwing near the village premises or by burying in the soil. Carcass of dead animals were left to
decay automatically out side the village. Knuckling method of milking was prevalent. Precautions
like washing hands, washing udder and washing charry (Brass pot) with plain water were adopted
by the respondents. Milk was utilized for household purpose and charry (brass pot) were used as
milk collection utensil.
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