STUDIES ON HOUSING AND HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES FOLLOWED BY DAIRY OWNERS

Article Id: ARCC3184 | Page : 79 - 86
Citation :- STUDIES ON HOUSING AND HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES FOLLOWED BY DAIRY OWNERS.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2007.(41):79 - 86
Mahendra Singh, Anil Chauhan1 and M.K. Garg2
Address : Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Banasthali Vidyapith (Rajasthan) - 304 022, India

Abstract

The study on status of housing and health care practices followed by the dairy owners in
Rajasthan was conducted in Tonk and Jhunjhunu districts. 720 respondents constituted the total
sample size, equally divided in both the districts. It was observed that majority of the respondents
had one side open shed (48.75%), kept their animals near dwelling (45%), had katcha floor (100%),
pucca wall (47.36%), thatched roof (57.5%), no slope in floor (70.83%), wooden manger (43.75%),
used no bedding material during winter (100%), disposed manure as such (64.44%), depended on
ponds and wells as a source of drinking water (73.61%) and had no provision of water trough in
shed (85.41%). In respect of health care practices, majority of the respondents approached
veterinarian for treatment of their sick animals (53%), frequently availed veterinary facilities (53%), resorted to vaccination against Hemorrhage septicemia (46%), followed smoking for control of flies and mosquitoes (46%), controlled ecto-parasites manually supplemented with insecticides (43%) and disposed carcass (51%). However, only very few respondents followed deworming of adult animals, isolated sick animals and got vaccination against FMD to the tune of only 8.8, 2.2 and 1.5 per cent, respectively in the study area.

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