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Zoonotic importance of canine scabies and
dermatophytosis in relation to knowledge level of dog owners
- Heli S. Raval, J. B. Nayak, B. M. Patel and C. M. Bhadesiya
Veterinary World, 8(6): 763-767
of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension, College of
Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry,
Agricultural University, Anand, Gujarat, India; firstname.lastname@example.org
of Veterinary Public Health, College of Veterinary Science and
Animal Husbandry, Anand Agricultural University, Anand, Gujarat,
of Extension Education, B.A. College of Agriculture, Anand
Agricultural University, Anand, Gujarat, India; email@example.com
Bhadesiya: Department of Veterinary Medicine, College of
Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Anand Agricultural
University, Anand, Gujarat, India;
Received: 09-04-2015, Revised: 15-05-2015, Accepted: 18-05-2015,
Published online: 21-06-2015
Heli S. Raval, e-mail:
Raval HS, Nayak JB,
Patel BM, Bhadesiya CM (2015) Zoonotic importance of canine
scabies and dermatophytosis in relation to knowledge level of dog
owners, Veterinary World 8(6):763-767.
The present study was undertaken to understand the zoonotic
importance of canine scabies and dermatophytosis with special
reference to the knowledge level of dog owners in urban areas of
Materials and Methods: The study was carried out in randomly
selected 120 dog owners of 3 urban cities (viz., Ahmedabad,
Anand and Vadodara) of Gujarat state, India. Dog owners (i.e.,
respondents) were subjected to a detailed interview regarding the
zoonotic importance of canine scabies and dermatophytosis in dogs.
Ex-post-facto research design was selected because of the
independent variables of the selected respondent population for
the study. The crucial method used in collecting data was a field
survey to generate null hypothesis (Ho1).
Available data was subjected to statistical analysis.
Results: The three independent variables, viz.,
extension contact (r=0.522**), mass-media exposure (r=0.205*) and
management orientation (r=0.264**) had significant relationship
with knowledge of dog owners about zoonotic diseases. Other
independent variables, viz., education, experience in dog
keeping and housing space were observed to have negative and
non-significant relationship with knowledge of dog owners about
Conclusion: Extension contact, exposure to extension
mass-media, management orientation and innovation proneness among
dog owners of 3 urban cities of Gujarat state had significant
relationship with knowledge of dog owners on zoonotic aspects of
canine scabies and dermatophytosis. Data provided new insights on
the present status of zoonotic diseaseawareness, which would be an
aid to plan preventive measures.
Keywords: canine scabies,
dermatophytosis, dog owners, Gujarat, knowledge level, zoonotic
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