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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(9): 1404-1415
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.809.161


Consciousness of Dairy Farmers about Brucellosis
S. J. Jadav1* and S. K. Raval2
1Dairy Vigyan Kendra, SMC College of Dairy Science, Anand Agricultural University, Anand-388110, Gujarat, India
2Department of Veterinary Medicine, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Anand, Anand Agricultural University, Anand-388110, Gujarat, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The study was an emphasis on consciousness of dairy farmers about brucellosis. Brucellosis is one of the zoonotic diseases. Zoonotic diseases mean diseases which are transmitted from animal to human or human to animal. Using the simple random sampling method, 120 respondents from 12 villages of 6 talukas in the operational area of Dairy Vigyan Kendra, Vejalpur (DVK) were selected. Overall knowledge level of brucellosis among dairy farmers was low. Knowledge of brucellosis was divided into six components; General information of brucellosis, transmission, symptoms of animal, symptoms of human, control and preventive aspects. An arrangement of the major components of knowledge level of dairy farmers about brucellosis as ‘Control→Prevention→Transmission→Symptoms of animal→ Symptoms of human→ General information’ ordered in decreasing trend. There were more than half of dairy farmers had knowledge about buffalo (59.17%) & cow (56.67%) can be susceptible to brucellosis but very few in other species. No one dairy farmer had any knowledge about principle causative agent and vaccine name of brucellosis. Correlation ‘r’ computed between knowledge level of dairy farmers about brucellosis and experience in dairy farming (0.253), social participation (0.261), extension participation (0.471) and mass media exposure (0.375) were found to be significant at 0.01 level of significance. Majority of dairy farmers disagreed to sell susceptible or detected as brucellosis animals to neighbors (98.33%) or relatives (96.67%) or in the market (93.33%). There was 45.00 per cent of respondents consumed milk regularly from their own animal. The majority of respondents (65.83%) boiled milk regularly before it was consumed. Persons who directly or indirectly associated with different livestock animals should be provided training and information regarding brucellosis.


Keywords: Knowledge, Dairy Farmers, Brucellosis, Zoonotic Disease
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Jadav S. J. and Raval S. K. 2019. Consciousness of Dairy Farmers about Brucellosis.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(9): 1404-1415. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.809.161