19-Title: Assess the knowledge of dairy farmers towards antibiotic usage at dairy farm
Authors: J Jaipal, V Kumar and ML Chaudhary
Source: Ruminant Science (2022)-11(1):89-92.
How to cite this manuscript: Jaipal J, Kumar V and Chaudhary ML (2022). Assess the knowledge of dairy farmers towards antibiotic usage at dairy farm. Ruminant Science 11(1):89-92.
The cross-sectional study to assess the knowledge of dairy farmers towards antibiotic usage was conducted in 80 local dairy farms (25 Udasar, 26 Raisar and 29 Pemasar) located in different parts of Bikaner. The structured questionnaire (containing closed and open-ended questions) to assess the knowledge of dairy farmers towards antibiotic usage was designed. Data revealed that the local dairy farmers had lower knowledge towards the judicious use of antibiotics. The response to the questionnaire was also tested statistically and it was found that there was no significant difference in the knowledge of local dairy farmers of villages Udasar, Pemasar and Raisar, the results of this study also show that the various health care practices such as vaccination, record keeping, following withdrawal period of antibiotic, separate milking of a treated and untreated cow, following of proper time interval between two antibiotic doses, and veterinarian advice etc., Play a significant role in antimicrobial residue in the milk of dairy farms. If the farmers follow these practices on their dairy farm that will help to reduce antimicrobial residue in milk which is safe for animal and human beings.
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