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Health care practices adopted by goat keepers in north-west semi-arid region of Rajasthan

DOI: 10.18805/BKAP109    | Article Id: BKAP109 | Page : 169-172
Citation :- Health care practices adopted by goat keepers in north-west semi-arid region of Rajasthan .Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika.2018.(33):169-172

V. Kumar, Basant Bais, V. Singh, P. Choudhar and M.L. Choudhary

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College of Veterinary and Animal Science, Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bikaner -334 001 (Rajasthan) India 

Abstract

A survey was conducted to study the health care practices adopted by goat keepers in north-west semi arid region of Rajasthan. The health care practices followed in experimental area by the respondents viz. use of veterinary facilities, isolation of sick animal, deworming, vaccination, sanitization of shed and control of external parasite, was not  significantly affected by flock size. The 58.33 % respondents were not familiar with use of veterinary facilities and 53.33 % did not isolate their animals during sickness. Awareness towards deworming and vaccination against contagious diseases by the respondents were 68.34% and 10 % respectively in studied area but most of goat keepers (81.66%) were adopted sanitization practices in goat shed. The control of external parasites was practiced by 58.33 % of the respondents surveyed either through dipping (10%) or through dusting (43.33%).

Keywords

Goat Flock Vaccination Sickness.

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