Renu Meena, Neeraj Kumar Sharma, Devi Singh Rajput, Kundan Singh Meena and Sonu Shekhawat
Vinoba Bhave Nagar, Kota
The study was conducted at VCC (Veterinary Clinical Complex), of Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (RAJUVAS), Bikaner. The present paper highlights the perception level of respondents who received clinical services. A total 240 livestock owners were selected as respondents from VCC, Bikaner. The primary data were collected personally through a structured interview schedule. Results show that the majority of the respondents belonged to the medium positive perception (55.41%) category followed by low (23.33%) and high positive perception (21.30%) towards clinical services of VCC. The medium positive perception of most livestock owners revealed that they were moderately pleased with the clinical services in terms of treatment of animals, quality and quantity of medicines, facilities at the VCC for performing various services, competency and punctuality of staff and emergency services provided by VCC. Respondents showed their maximum perception towards round-the-clock services (67.50%), opportunities to express difficulties (57.08%) and information about scientific management practices (51.25%) and lower positive perception towards sympathetic about problems (19.58%), adequate staff (22.50%) and no changes in the present clinical services (5.42%). Only 5.42 per cent of respondents were agreed for no changes in the present clinical services of VCC, 9.58 per cent undecided and 75 per cent disagreed. Respondents' ages had a positive and significant relationship with perception at a 1 per cent level of significance whereas extension contact had a positive and significant relationship with a 5 per cent level of significance. It indicated that livestock owners who had vast experience and good extension contacts had a more positive perception towards clinical services provided by VCC. Livestock owners belonged to a joint family system and did not have a good perception of the clinical services provided by VCC.