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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(3): 2545-2555
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.803.302


Survey on Socio-Economic Status of Kathiyawadi Horse Owners and Morphometry of Horses in their Home Tract
P.C. Boradiya1, H.H. Savsani1, J.A. Chavda1*, M.D. Odedra1, M.R. Chavda1, S.S. Patil1, H.B. Naliyapara1, B.C. Gohil1 and J.M. Chaudhry1
College of Veterinary Science & AH, Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh- 362001, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

This study was undertaken to investigate Socio-economic status of Kathiyawadi horse owners in their home tract to find the education level, Strength of horse, rearing cost, income from the horse, land holding and average body weight of horsesof organized and unorganized horse farms in Saurashtra region of Gujarat State. Survey was carried out in Junagadh, Botad, Surendranagar and Bhavnagar districts of Gujarat State, eight talukas of each district was selected and from each selected taluka, ten villages were selected randomly. Five respondents were selected randomly from each village. Thus, random total samples of 400 horse owners were selected for the study. The data was collected through personal interview schedule. The study show that maximum (74.5%) horse owners rear horses for pleasure while only 25.5 per cent horse owner rear for traveling, carting and racing and majority (49.5 %) of the horse owners were having primary level of education while 22.25 per cent had secondary and above level of education, whereas 28.25 per cent were illiterate and majority (50.5 %) of the horse owners have medium land holding followed by small (45.75 %) and large (3.75 %) land holding. Majority (85 %) of horse’s owners possessed small size followed by medium size (9.5 %) and large size (5.5 %) herds. the average rearing and management cost of horses of various talukas of different district ranged from Rs. 3620.00 to 7400.00 per month and majority (74.5 %) of the horse owners were not responding to incomes from the horses while 14 per cent horse owner have earn 20000 to 80000 rupees per year and about 11.5 per cent earn above 80000 rupees per year.


Keywords: Education level, Income, Kathiyawadi horse owners, Rearing and management cost, Socio economic status
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Boradiya, P.C., H.H. Savsani, J.A. Chavda, M.D. Odedra, M.R. Chavda, S.S. Patil, H.B. Naliyapara, B.C. Gohil and Chaudhry, J.M. 2019. Survey on Socio-Economic Status of Kathiyawadi Horse Owners and Morphometry of Horses in their Home Tract.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(3): 2545-2555. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.803.302