Knowledge of zoonotic diseases among dairy farmers of Banaskantha district

18-Title: Knowledge of zoonotic diseases among dairy farmers of Banaskantha district

Authors: MB Rajput, AS Sheikh and DV Parmar

Source: Ruminant Science (2015)-4(1):75-80.

How to cite this manuscript: Rajput MB, Sheikh AS and Parmar DV (2015). Knowledge of zoonotic diseases among dairy farmers of Banaskantha district. Ruminant Science 4(1):75-80.

Abstract

Zoonotic diseases have both direct and indirect effect on livestock health and production. The present study was conducted on knowledge of zoonotic diseases amongst dairy farmers of Banaskantha district of Gujarat. The study revealed that low to medium level of knowledge about zoonotic diseases. Study further indicates that farmers had knowledge about possibility to transmit zoonotic diseases from animals to dairy farmers and dairy farmers to animals. Majority of the respondents had knowledge about transmission routes of zoonotic diseases. Results revealed that majority of the respondents had knowledge of rabies, low knowledge about anthrax, brucellosis, tetanus, tuberculosis and medium knowledge about FMD.

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