24-Title: Prevalent ethno-veterinary practices for management of transition period among dairy farmers of Uttar Pradesh
Authors: Amit Singh, BS Meena and Mukesh Bhakat
Source: Ruminant Science (2021)-10(1):123-126.
How to cite this manuscript: Singh Amit, Meena BS and Bhakat Mukesh (2021). Prevalent ethno-veterinary practices for management of transition period among dairy farmers of Uttar Pradesh. Ruminant Science 10(1):123-126.
The study was purposively conducted in the Agra division of Uttar Pradesh. The information was collected from 160 dairy farmers through a structured interview schedule based on the criteria that they have at least experience of one transition period of dairy animals. The existing practices of advanced pregnant animal management i.e, during the transition period, was collected and was found that about one-fifth and one-third of the respondents incorporated mineral mixture and common salt in concentrate mixture. Further, it was found that the majority of the respondents fed their pregnant animals in groups; housed them with the herd; provided no bedding; provided no assistance to the animal during calving and provided no water after calving. The farmers also used some of the ethno-veterinary practices for disorders occurring during the transition period. Hence for better adoption of scientific practices, there is a need to increase awareness regarding the importance of the transition period in dairy animals by exposing the farmers to various mass media and other educational channels of communication.
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