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Vol. 12, Special Issue 9 (2023)

Study of disease prevalence and health care procedures followed by dairy farms of peri-urban areas of Punjab

Author(s):
Kritika Verma, SK Kansal and Jaswinder Singh
Abstract:
Self-treatment is when a person manages a real or perceived medical issue without consulting a doctor or pharmacist. It includes self-diagnosis, self-expertise, and self-prescription. The purpose of the current study was to learn more about general health care practices, frequent ailments seen in peri-urban farms, and the effects of farmers' use of self-medication. The data collection from the peri-urban dairy farmers (n=360) used a well-organized and pre-tested interview schedule. The survey found that nearly all of the respondents had given their animal an FMD and HS vaccine. Most of the respondents (93.89%) reported to deworm their animals and rest (6.11%) were not aware of this deworming practices. Majority of respondents (68.05%) of present study did not follow the practice of isolation of sick animal whereas, 31.95% reported to follow this practice. Parasitic disease was found to be the major disease affecting the dairy farms of most (93.34%) of the respondents. Almost all the respondents (97.22%) reported that they occasionally seek the Government animal health care services. Only 2.78 percent reported to use it on a regular basis. Majority of respondents (45.28%) preferred self-medication over professional help. Most of the respondents (71.11%) reported that they self-diagnose the animal for various diseases.
Pages: 2342-2346  |  120 Views  47 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Kritika Verma, SK Kansal and Jaswinder Singh. Study of disease prevalence and health care procedures followed by dairy farms of peri-urban areas of Punjab. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(9S): 2342-2346.
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