Aim: To study factors
affecting morbidity and mortality pattern in goats in Chambal division of Madhya
Pradesh under village conditions.
Materials and Methods: The sampling
scheme adopted during study was stratified three stage random sampling and data
on 549 goats were recorded.
Results: The overall morbidity and mortality
rate was 20.58% and 10.20% respectively. Proportional mortality due to diarrhoea
was highest (35.71%) followed by pneumonia (28.57%) and miscellaneous causes
(12.5%). Pattern of morbidity in male and female was almost similar. Age of
goats was the most important factor and accounted for 39.29%, 28.57% and 32.14%
mortality in 0-3 month, 6-9 month and above 9 months, respectively. The effect
of season on goat mortality was significant (p<0.05).The incidence of mortality
were 41.07%, 37.5% and 21.43% in winter, rainy and summer season respectively.
Conclusion: In goats mortality was significantly influenced by age groups
and suggesting that more care and attention need to be paid in kids 0-3 months
age irrespective of season. Mortality due to various diseases in kids and adults
could be minimized by identifying the cause and giving proper treatment.
words: goat, morbidity, mortality, village conditions