26-Title: Health services availed by livestock farmers in Jaipur district of Rajasthan
Authors: Manisha Singodia, Sanjay Kumar Rewani, Devi Singh Rajput and Lokesh Tak
Source: Ruminant Science (2021)-10(1):133-138.
How to cite this manuscript: Singodia Manisha, Rewani Sanjay Kumar, Rajput Devi Singh and Tak Lokesh (2021). Health services availed by livestock farmers in Jaipur district of Rajasthan. Ruminant Science 10(1):133-138.
An exploratory study was conducted in the Jaipur district of Rajasthan to know the status and effectiveness of health services availed by livestock farmers. Data were collected from 120 randomly selected livestock farmers through a structured interview schedule. The important livestock service providers identified in the study area were dairy co-operatives, private integrators, public departments, private vets, paravets, educational institutes, pharmacies and commercial feed agencies. Dairy cooperatives were found major animal health providers under different categories i.e. curative services (71.42%), preventive services (80.35%) and veterinary pharmaceuticals (62.50%). However, private integrators were involved in terms of service provider i.e. curative services (78.12%), preventive services (68.75%) and veterinary pharmaceuticals (71.87%). A very lesser percentage of the livestock farmers had availed the curative (9.16%) preventive (4.16%) and veterinary pharmaceutical (9.16%) services from the private vets of the study area. Overall it was found that with the highest weighted mean scores, the public departments were perceived to be most effective in providing curative services (291.94), preventive services (281.97) and veterinary pharmaceuticals (282.85).
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