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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(4): 3592-3598
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.704.405


Health Management and Clean Milk Production Practices Followed by Dairy Farmers of Nanded District of Maharashtra
Shivkumar R. Yankam and Adhiti Bhanotra*
Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension, Bombay Veterinary College, Parel, Mumbai-12, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Present study was carried out to find out various health management and milking practices followed by dairy farmers in Nanded district of Maharashtra with the sample size of total 120 dairy farmers. Respondents were selected randomly from three blocks and data were collected about health management and milking practices followed by dairy farmers and results obtained showed that (87.5%) of dairy farmers allowed natural separation of naval cord, Only (45.83%) farmers fed colostrum whenever newly born was able to stand on its feet and (75.83%) respondents buried placenta while majority (90%) of the farmers provided bedding to young ones. i.e. Paddy straw, soft murrom (soft rock). In case of milking management majority (60%) of the respondents dried their pregnant animals two months prior to calving and (57.50%) farmers practiced knuckling method of milking. Majority (98.33%) of the respondents followed the practice of removing first two streams of milk from each teat. Dipping fingers into milk and softening of teats before milking was carried out by 100% all the dairy farmers.


Keywords: Health management, Knuckling, Softening of teats, Deworming, Burddizzo castrator
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Shivkumar R. Yankam and Adhiti Bhanotra. 2018. Health Management and Clean Milk Production Practices Followed by Dairy Farmers of Nanded District of Maharashtra.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(4): 3592-3598. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.704.405