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Vol. 9, Special Issue 11 (2020)

Comparative study on buffalo calf rearing and milking management practices in rural, semi-urban and urban areas of Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh

Author(s):
B Rangamma, S Jagadeeswara Rao and RMV Prasad
Abstract:
The present study was carried out in rural (100), semi- urban (100) and urban (50) areas of Krishna district. Colostrum feeding to new born calf within one to two hours of birth was practiced by majority of urban (94%), rural (76%) and semi-urban (68%) milk producers. Most of the rural (67%) and semi-urban (60%) milk producers allowed calf to take milk from one quarter of the udder. No rural milk producer adopted weaning of buffalo calves. Regular deworming and vaccination of calves was practiced by majority of urban, semi-urban and rural milk producers in the study area. Full hand method of milking was adopted by majority of urban (60%), semiurban (45%) and rural (38%) milk producers. No respondent adopted machine milking in buffaloes. Washing of udder and utensils with clean water before milking was adopted by all the milk producers. All the milk producers (100%) were not following the strip cup test before milking, dipping of teats in povidine iodine after milking and dry cow therapy in the study area.
Pages: 73-76  |  96 Views  2 Downloads
How to cite this article:
B Rangamma, S Jagadeeswara Rao and RMV Prasad. Comparative study on buffalo calf rearing and milking management practices in rural, semi-urban and urban areas of Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2020; 9(11S): 73-76.
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