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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(1): 2344-2351
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.901.267


Awareness of Aflatoxin Contamination in Feed by Dairy Farmers of Punjab
Insha Mir, Parminder Singh, J. S. Bedi, S. K. Kansal and H. K. Verma
Department of Veterinary & Animal Husbandry Extension Education
Guru AngadDev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

250 dairy farmers were randomly contacted in Punjab during regional kisan melas conducted by the university. They were subjected to interview schedule to study their knowledge and practices being adopted to control aflatoxin in the dairy rations. Majority of the dairy farmers(56%)belonged to middle age group. (25.6%)of the dairy farmers had high school of education and (39.2%) had experience of more than 10 years in dairy farming. Only (37.2%) dairy farmers had any formal training. (53.20%) dairy farmers had medium herd strength and mostly comprised of buffaloes (66.0%).Majority (53.6%) of dairy farmers used mobile as a source of information and only 8.8% still relied on radio.  Overall dairy farmers (80.8%) had medium exposure of mass media. (58.0%) dairy farmers did not hear about of aflatoxin contamination in feed. Only (22.4%) and (16.0%) dairy farmers knew that aflatoxin can be transferred to animals and milk respectively. Majority (44.0%) of dairy farmers stored feed for a month and hardly 21.2 percent farmers knew about toxin binders.  So, this study focused on need of educating the dairy farmers through extensive awareness campaigns about harmful effects of aflatoxin in animals feed.


Keywords: Aflatoxin Contamination, Dairy farmers
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Insha Mir, Parminder Singh, J. S. Bedi, S. K. Kansal and Verma, H. K. 2020. Awareness of Aflatoxin Contamination in Feed by Dairy Farmers of Punjab. Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(1): 2344-2351. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.901.267