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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(11): 1129-1135
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.711.131


Healthcare Management Practices Followed by Dairy Farmers of Aravalli District of North Gujarat
P.D. Patel1, H.D. Chauhan1, A.K. Srivastava1*, K.J. Ankuya1, R.K. Prajapati1, A.B. Paregi1 and J.P. Gupta2
1Department of Livestock Production and Management
2Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding, College of Veterinary Science & A.H., S.D.A.U., Sardarkrushinagar-385506, Gujarat, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A field survey was conducted in Aravalli district to determine the healthcare management practices followed by dairy farmers. Data were collected from randomly selected 150 dairy farmers through personal interview with the help of pretested structured schedule. It was revealed that majority of the respondents (86.66%) observed off feed as main symptom of illness followed by decrease in milk production (39.33%), uneasiness (24.00%) and dry muzzle (21.33%). It was realized that respondents preference for treatment of animals suffering from different ailments by only veterinarians (28.66%), quacks (22.00%) and both (49.33%). More than half of respondents (54.67%) adopted deworming of animals. About 88.67 per cent of the respondents vaccinated their animals against various diseases like FMD, HS and others. Majority of the respondents (85.33%) vaccinated their animals against FMD, followed by HS (51.34%) and other (01.33%) infectious diseases. Almost all of the respondents (97.33%) cleaned animal shed regularly. It was denoted that majority of respondents (66.67%) followed bathing of their animals once in month or more time followed by weekly and daily bathing of animals were 27.33 and 06.00 per cent respondents, respectively. Nearly all the respondents (98.67%) adopted colostrum feeding to calves but it was observed that the majority of the respondents (78.53%) fed colostrum to calves after expulsion of placenta. It was revealed that the majority of the respondents (65.34%) fed milk to calves up to more than three months followed by 31.33 and 03.33 per cent respondents were up to two months and up to one month, respectively.


Keywords: Aravalli, Health care management, Illness symptoms, Deworming, Cleaning of shed, Colostrum feeding
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Patel, P.D., H.D. Chauhan, A.K. Srivastava, K.J. Ankuya, R.K. Prajapati, A.B. Paregi and Gupta, J.P. 2018. Healthcare Management Practices Followed by Dairy Farmers of Aravalli District of North Gujarat.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(11): 1129-1135. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.711.131