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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(1): 2338-2343
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.901.266


Perception of Aflatoxin Menace by Cattle Feed Millers of Punjab
Insha Mir, Parminder Singh, J. S. Bedi, Jasmine Kaur and S. K. Kansal
Department of Veterinary & Animal Husbandry Extension Education
Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

30 feed millers from Punjab were randomly chosen and subjected to questionnaire method to seek the information regarding various socio-economic characteristics of feed miller, production practices, perceptions regarding aflatoxin contamination of their manufactured feed and methods applied to eradicate the problem. Majority (53.3%) of the respondents belonged to middle age group and (40%) of the feed millers had high school level of education.  It was observed that (50%) of the feed millers had a good experience of 5-7 years in feed manufacturing. Majority of the feed millers (53.33%) produced feed for lactating animals and most of the feed mills (83.33%) were semi –automatic. It was observed that ( 40%) of the feed millers tested their feed on regular basis. Training of feed millers had significant (P ≤ 0.05) positive impact on aflatoxin test conducted. Level of education also showed a significant (P ≤0.05) relation with awareness level of aflatoxin contamination in feed. This implies that regular monitoring for detection of aflatoxin in animal feed is necessary and long term solutions to control occurrence of aflatoxin in feed.


Keywords: Aflatoxin Menace, Cattle Feed Millers, Dairy animal’s
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Insha Mir, Parminder Singh, J. S. Bedi, Jasmine Kaur and Kansal, S. K. 2020. Perception of Aflatoxin Menace by Cattle Feed Millers of Punjab. Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(1): 2338-2343. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.901.266