16-Title: Extent of use of ethnoveterinary practices in treatment of tympany in ruminants in Bikaner and Jodhpur districts of Rajasthan
Authors: SL Garg, NK Sharma and Devi Singh Rajput
Source: Ruminant Science (2022)-11(2):335-337.
How to cite this manuscript: Garg SL, Sharma NK and Rajput Devi Singh (2022). Extent of use of ethnoveterinary practices in treatment of tympany in ruminants in Bikaner and Jodhpur districts of Rajasthan. Ruminant Science 11(2):335-337.
The present study was conducted in Bikaner and Jodhpur districts of Rajasthan to document ethnoveterinary practices followed by livestock owners. A total of 120 livestock owners were selected as a respondent from 12 selected villages of 4 tehsils of the districts. An inventory of 12 ethnoveterinary practices was documented for the treatment of tympany among ruminants. The study found that hing (Ferula asafetida) with water was found to be the most frequently used practice with the highest Ethnoveterinary Medicine Use Index (EVMUI) 121 and ranked first. Other frequently used practices documented were of ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi) with water, til (Seasamum indicum) Oil with water, arandi (Ricinus cuminis) oil with cow milk with EVMUIs of 110, 98 and 62 respectively. These practices were ranked II, III and IV, respectively. It was observed that the practice of using neem leaves (Azadirachta indica) with kali jeeri (Centratherum anthelminticum) and jaggery was moderately used with EVMUI of 08 and ranked seventh. Practices of using sarso (Brassica comprastis), ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi), sugar, kachra (Cucumis calosus) and salt with water had EVMUI of 4 and practice using turai (Lufa acutangula) seed with water had EVMUI 3 were rarely utilized and ranked X and XI, respectively.
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