32-Title: Assessment of knowledge level of dairy farmers regarding dystocia in Punjab

32-Title: Assessment of knowledge level of dairy farmers regarding dystocia in Punjab

Authors: Devansh, Rajesh Kasrija, YS Jadoun, RK Sharma and Ajeet Kumar

Source: Ruminant Science (2022)-11(2):415-418.

How to cite this manuscript: Devansh, Kasrija Rajesh, Jadoun YS, Sharma RK and Kumar Ajeet (2022). Assessment of knowledge level of dairy farmers regarding dystocia in Punjab. Ruminant Science 11(2):415-418.


The present study was designed to assess the knowledge level of dairy farmers about Dystocia. Total 300 dairy farmers visited three different Veterinary institutions (100 from each group) of Punjab {namely Teaching Veterinary Clinical Complex (TVCC) GADVASU Ludhiana (Group I); Veterinary Polyclinics (Group II) and Civil Veterinary Hospitals (CVH) (Group III) } were chosen by the random selection method. Most of the dairy farmers were male and belonged to middle and old age. 59.33 per cent of dairy farmers opined that good feeding practices reduce the chance of Dystocia and 56.33 per cent of farmers knew about the correct breeding strategy. Most (83.33%) of farmers use the traction method by ropes or manually to relieve dystocia. 65 per cent, 50 per cent and 59 per cent of dairy farmers of Group I, II and III respectively had a high knowledge level, while 35 per cent, 45 per cent and 37 per cent of dairy farmers of Group I, II and III respectively had medium knowledge level regarding Dystocia. There was a statistically significant difference (at P< 0.05) in the knowledge score regarding Dystocia of Group I with Group II and Group III. The age of dairy farmers was found to be significantly negatively correlated with the knowledge level of Dystocia, while education level, family type, family size and land holding were found to be non-significantly positively correlated with the knowledge level of Dystocia at the 0.01 level. The present study suggests to organize an extension programme about Dystocia in an effective manner by keeping in consideration about the place and other socio-personal characteristics of the dairy farmers.


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