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Vol. 11, Special Issue 2 (2022)
Feeding and health care management practices followed by tribal goat farmers of southern Rajasthan
A field study was attempted to comprehend the first hand information on goat management practices adopted by tribal goat farmers. Existing feeding and health care management practices were studied through predesigned and pretested questionnaire from 100 tribal goat animal owners. The study revealed that Animals were mostly grazed in mixed grazing on community land/public range land for about 4-8 h in a day. The concentrate was offered to lactating does only @200-250g/head/day. They were not supplemented with concentrate mixture during critical stages of growth and advance pregnancy. Adoption of over all scientific feeding and vaccination program me was satisfactory but practices like to control ecto and endo parasite, naval cord disinfection was poor and needs to improve a lot. The farmers should be educated towards the awareness programme being implemented by Government. Hence, the study recommends that innovations in technological interventions on scientific goat farming shall be supported with vocational training, demonstration of efficient technologies with extension support and services might help them for enhancing the farmer’s livelihood.
How to cite this article:
Pankaj Lavania. Feeding and health care management practices followed by tribal goat farmers of southern Rajasthan. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(2S): 131-133.