Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Ethnoveterinary medicines used by goat keepers in Marwar region of Rajasthan, India

Title: Ethnoveterinary medicines used by goat keepers in Marwar region of Rajasthan, India
Authors: Dudi, Aishwarya
Meena, ML
Keywords: Goat
Ethno-veterinary practices
Traditional knowledge
Issue Date: Jul-2015
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC CodeInt. Cl.8: A61D, A61K
Abstract: The present study was carried out in the purposively selected arid region of Rajasthan. A multistage stratified random sampling design was used to select the districts, blocks, villages and sample households. A sample of 240 households was selected for the present study. Data were collected personally through a well structured and pre-tested interview schedule. It was found that majority of the households (66.25%) were initially providing self medication using traditional practices and in cases of severity of disease/ailment, village quack was consulted. Vaccination of goat was followed in only 48.75 % of the selected households. In addition, only 36 households (31.25%) the sick animals were isolated from the flock. A variety of traditional practices were observed being followed for treatment of various ailments and diseases of the goat with the use of locally available material, herbs, etc.
Page(s): 454-460
CC License:  CC Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 India
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Source:IJTK Vol.14(3) [July 2015]