Vol. 7, Issue 2 (2018)
Existing status of buffalo husbandry practices in Jabalpur
Rashmi Viswkarma, Ruchi Singh, Priyanka Kushram, Sandeep Kumar Singh and Shivangi Sharma
An extensive survey was made to collect the information on buffalo husbandry practices in the six adopted villages of Jabalpur district of Madhya Pradesh through specially designed questionnaires on buffalo husbandry practices. Total number of respondents selected for the study was 60. Majority of the buffalo owners had small herd size with more experience (> 10 years) in buffalo farming and highest buffaloes owners observed in village Ghana. About 31.66 percent of the farmers fed their animals wheat straw as dry fodder, majority fed home prepared concentrate mixture to their animals. 65 percent follow heat detection practice regularly based upon behavioral signs of estrus and 68.34 percent used natural service method of for breeding. 60 percent of the farmers housed their buffaloes beside their own house whereas 40 percent of the farmers had separate animal shed. Majority of (68.34%) respondents treated their sick animals by Veterinary Doctor/ AVFO followed by quacks. About all (100%) the buffalo owners isolated their sick animals from healthy ones.
How to cite this article:
Rashmi Viswkarma, Ruchi Singh, Priyanka Kushram, Sandeep Kumar Singh and Shivangi Sharma. Existing status of buffalo husbandry practices in Jabalpur. 2018; 7(2): 08-11.