A. P. Verma, H.R. Meena, Vikash Kumar, Priyajoykar, S. P. Lal, B.K. Gupta, Dheeraj Mishra, P.K. Ojha and B.P. Mishra
Department of Agricultural Extension, BUAT, Banda-210001 (U.P.), India
The study was conducted in 2018 with the aim of measuring the perception and constraints perceived by veterinary officers in delivering animal health services in Haryana and Punjab states. The three districts were selected from each state based on the highest cattle population but also represent the social and physical differences of both states. Ten veterinary officers were selected by a simple random sampling method from each district. Thus, a total of 60 veterinary officers were identified, chosen and interviewed to get primary data on perceptions towards brucellosis disease risk and constraints faced by veterinary officers while delivering animal health serves. The results revealed that a maximum number of the participants (56.67%) had a high perceptual level, while only 18.33 percent of the respondents were in the category of low perceptual level. However, 25.00 percent of the respondents were found in the category of having moderate perceptual level. The results indicated that 49 respondents had moderate to high perceptual levels toward Brucellosis Disease Risk. That means respondents were very concerned for brucellosis disease. From this, we can conclude that there is the inclination of positive response and concern for brucellosis among VOs and significantly 81.67 percent of subjects (with a minimum score of 83 in the 100-point scale) have a moderate to high perceptual level. Findings regarding constraints perceived by veterinary officers revealed that farmer’s prefer natural service over artificial insemination, lack of participation of VOs in various policies making and planning processes, insufficient budget allocation for programme execution, arbitrary target fixation for artificial insemination (AI), inadequate subordinate staff in the government veterinary hospital and lack of awards and rewards emerged were the most serious constraints faced by VOs in the study area.