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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(9): 3630-3637
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.709.451


Awareness and Socio-Economic Loss Due to Dog Bite among Goat Owners in Puducherry Region
K. Rajkumar*, A. Bhattacharya, M. Jayakumar, N. Balaji, S. Hari Balaji, S. David and R. Hariharan
Department of Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Veterinary Education and Research, Puducherry - 605 009, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present study was undertaken to study the awareness and socio economic loss due to dog bite among goat owners in Puducherry region. Forty-seven goat farmers were selected randomly and interviewed with a scheduled questionnaire. The respondents were interviewed with a questionnaire containing both open and close ended questions on different aspects of dog bite in goats, i.e., awareness, knowledge, risks, economic loss etc. The questionnaire had 22 questions to assess knowledge of the goat farmers on dog bite and to test their awareness level. Based on the study conducted in Puducherry, it is evident that majority of the goat farmers are primarily educated. Goat farmers have poor knowledge on the transmission of rabies between humans and animals. This study reveals that there is higher proportion of people aware about spread of rabies through dog bite, on the other hand it also shows that lack of awareness about vaccination and handling of dog bitten goat in terms of rabies vaccination and tetanus toxoid. This study also shows there is huge economic loss among poor farmers in terms of treatment, vaccination and mortality.


Keywords: Awareness, Socio economic loss, Goat farmers, Dog bite, Rabies
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Rajkumar, K., A. Bhattacharya, M. Jayakumar, N. Balaji, S. Hari Balaji, S. David and Hariharan, R. 2018. Awareness and Socio-Economic Loss Due to Dog Bite among Goat Owners in Puducherry Region.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(9): 3630-3637. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.709.451