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7. Constraints in adapting animal
husbandry practices by the dairy farmers in the Marathwada region
of Maharashtra - P. T. Gangasagare and L. M. Karanjkar
Veterinary World 2(9):347-349
was conducted to review the situation of dairying in Marathwada with
the objectives to identify major constraints of the dairy
farmers in adapting the recommended animal husbandry practices.
The survey work was carried out for the milk pocket areas in
eight districts of the Marathwada region.
Out of 144 dairy farmers, 109 farmers cared crossbred animals;
65 out of 85 dairy farmers adapted cooling arrangement to
cross-bred cows during summer; 35 of 45 adapted washing their
animals during summer; 98 of 230 dairy farmers followed
vaccination to their animals; 45 of 230 dairy farmers followed
de-worming their animals; 37 of 230 adapted to control the ecto-parasite;
65 of 230 reacted for removal old debris; 105 of 230 dairy
farmers adapted A.I. policy and only 88 of 230 dairy farmers
were positive for the animals insurance. Higher proportion of
the farmers has accepted the importance of crossbred cows.
Higher numbers of farmers have positive response to cool their
animals. Significantly more numbers of farmers did not care to
vaccinate and accept other health measures for their animals.
Non-significant differences between dairy farmers adapting and
non-adapting A.I. practices were recorded while significant
(P>0.01) difference was observed between the farmers adapting
and not adapting the insurance policy.
practices, Dairy Farmer, Constraints.