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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(5): 1372-1379
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.155


Management and Health Care Practices of Malnad Gidda Cattle in Malnad Region of Karnataka, India
V. Parameshwara Prathapa Simha1, K. C. Veeranna2, L. Manjunatha3*,Vijayakumar B. Shettar4, G. T. Gopala1, T. N. Krishnamurthy5 and G. S. Naveenkumar6
1Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education,
Veterinary College, Shivamogga, Karnataka, India
2KVAFSU, Nandinagar, Bidar, India
3Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education,
Veterinary College, KVAFSU, Hassan, Karnataka, India
4Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding, Veterinary College,
KVAFSU, Gadag, Karnataka, India
5Department of Livestock Production and Management,
Veterinary College, Shivamogga, Karnataka, India
6Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding,
Veterinary College, KVAFSU, Hassan, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A study on Management and healthcare practices of Malnad Gidda in Malnad region of Karnataka was studied among 216 sample farmers rearing Malnad Gidda cattle and belonging to small, medium and large farmer categories. An exploratory research design was adopted and data was collected using a structured interview schedule. Majority of the respondents identified their Malnad Gidda cattle by names (99.07%); did not notice external parasite problem in their cattle (69.44%); and did not maintain any records (85.64%). Cattle sheds were mainly tiled roofed with open sides (68.98%) and flooring was either mud or mud covered with leafy vegetation (62.96%). Mangers in the sheds were kutcha type (54.63%) and were cleaned daily (97.22%). Majority of them used dung as a source of manure alone (79.62%) and disposed off urine to manure pit (95.84%). Majority of them (53.25%) used stripping method for milking their Malnad Gidda cows followed by full hand milking (44.44%) and cows were milked twice daily (91.67%). All the respondents followed sanitary procedures during milking. With respect to health management, majority of them dewormed (95.83%); had history of disease in their cattle (99.07%); vaccinated their cattle against FMD (94.90%) and vaccination against other diseases was almost absent. For treatment of their Malnad Gidda cattle, majority of them sought help of veterinarians (91.20%) and had found no mortality in the last one year (64.81%). On death of animals, majority of them (89.35%) just buried the dead carcass. Among various categories of farmers, viz, small, medium and large, significant variations were seen with respect to deworming, control of ecto-parasites and housing.


Keywords: Malnad Gidda Cattle, management, health care practices, Malnad region
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Parameshwara Prathapa Simha. B. V., K. C. Veeranna, L. Manjunatha, Vijayakumar B. Shettar, G. T. Gopala, T. N. Krishnamurthy and Naveenkumar. G. S. 2020. Management and Health Care Practices of Malnad Gidda Cattle in Malnad Region of Karnataka, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(5): 1372-1379. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.155