The present study was undertaken purposively to ascertain the health care and scientific dairy husbandry practices adopted by the dairy owners in Surajpur district of Chhattisgarh. A total of 150 respondents were randomly selected from 10 villages of block and district Surajpur and interviewed using a pre-designed and pre-tested questionnaire. The study indicated that animal health care service either in the form of veterinary hospital, AI centre or dispensary were available in all the villages. It was observed that majority (96.7%) of respondents were consulting para veterinarians for the treatment of their sick animals. Most of the farmers (88.7%) regularly vaccinated their animals against foot and mouth disease and haemorrhagic septicaemia disease. However majority (90.0%) respondents did not follow the practice of isolating the sick animals. Special care of pregnant animal and practice of care of cow after calving were carried out by 76.7 and 83.3 per cent farmers respectively. In case of care and management practices of calves, feeding of colostrum was adopted by 91.3 per cent. Majority (94.0%) of the farmers allowed the cow to dry and clean the new born calf by licking. About half of the respondents carried out of practice of deworming and 36.7 per cent followed the practice of castration of their male calf.
|Publication Title||International Journal of Farm Sciences|
|Notes||0Society for Advancement of Human and Nature (SADHNA)Solan, India|
|Author Address||Department of Livestock Production Management, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Anjora, Durg, 491 001, Chhattisgarh, India.email@example.com|
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