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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:10, October, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
NAAS RATING 2020: 5.38

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(10): 1819-1826

An Analytical Study to Assess the Awareness Level of Para-veterinarians about Antibiotic Resistance in Eastern Haryana
Vikash Kumar* and Jancy Gupta
Division of Dairy Extension, ICAR-NDRI, Karnal-132001, Haryana, India
*Corresponding author

The issue of antibiotic resistance has become a catastrophe of the scenario witnessed by increasing animal’s health crisis and burden of infectious diseases in India. It demands judicious extension approaches and outreach to track the decision-making among the stakeholders. The behaviour of dairy farmers and paravets regarding the antibiotic use were taken in to insight in the study. An Index was developed to assess the awareness level of paravets regarding the antibiotic resistance and also the antibiotic prescribing behaviour was taken in to the account of the study. It was found that paravets were lacking the appropriate knowledge about diagnostic practices and consequences. Majority of the paravets (44 %) were having low level of awareness (<0.09 out of 1.00) on the Awareness Index because they were excel in performing artificial insemination services, deworming and veterinarian-assisting practices but in case of bacterial disease treatment they gave common antibiotics and were unaware about its effect other than disease treatment. They were having the better opportunity to interact with farmers through better insight in to their behavioural aspects and close supervision of the animal husbandry practices, but they were unable to harness the opportunity due to lack of awareness and technical incompetency.

Keywords: Health crisis, Incompetency, Diagnostic practices, Outreach, Decision-making.

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Vikash Kumar and Jancy Gupta. 2017. An Analytical Study to Assess the Awareness Level of Para-veterinarians about Antibiotic Resistance in Eastern Haryana.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(10): 1819-1826. doi:
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