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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(2): 309-316
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.040


Feeding and Healthcare Management Practices Adopted by Sheep Farmers in Karauli District of Eastern Rajasthan, India
Bacchu Singh1*, G.S. Meena2, K.C. Meena3 and Navab Singh4
1Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Hindaun, Rajasthan, India
2Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Bundi, Rajasthan, India
3Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Swaimadhopur, Rajasthan, India
4Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Jhalawar, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Sheep is an important source of livelihood for resource poor farmers in rural areas of semi-arid region of Rajasthan. Adoption of improved sheep management practices bears pivotal role to improve the livelihood in such marginalised environments. This study was carried out to assess the adoption of feeding and healthcare management practices by sheep farmers. A questionnaire survey was undertaken with 200 sheep farmers in 20 villages in Hindon and Nadoti blocks of District Karauli Rajasthan to obtain the first hand information on feeding and healthcare management practices followed by sheep farmers. The study revealed that animals were mostly grazing on community land/public range land for about 4-8 h in a day. The concentrate was offered to lactating ewes’ only@150-200g/head/day. They were not supplemented with concentrate mixture during critical stages of growth and advance pregnancy. Results further indicated that the adoption of overall scientific feeding and vaccination programme were satisfactory but practices like to control ecto and endo-parasite, naval cord disinfection, feeding mineral mixture, green fodder and treatment of sick animals by veterinary officer were poor and needs to improve a lot.


Keywords: Feeding practices, Healthcare Practices, Sheep
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Bacchu Singh, G.S. Meena, K.C. Meena and Navab Singh. 2018. Feeding and Healthcare Management Practices Adopted by Sheep Farmers in Karauli District of Eastern Rajasthan, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(2): 309-316. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.040