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Existing breeding and healthcare practices of cattle in tribals of Dungarpur district of Rajasthan

C. M. Yadav, B. S. Bhimawat and P.M.Khan


A Field survey was conducted to study indigenous cow management practices followed by the tribal farmers of Dungarpur district by Rajasthan. It was found that a significantly higher percentage (90.00%) of responds resorted to natural service and only 2.50 percent adopted artificial insemination (A.I.). The postpartum breeding intervals in 11.25, 67.50, 8.75 and 12.50 percent cases were 2-3, 3-5, 5-6 and more than 6 months, respectively. The indigenous bull was available in only 30.00 percent cases. Majority of farmers (52.50%) followed pregnancy diagnosis. Only 27.50 percent respondents were following vaccination against contagious diseases. Majority of the respondents (83.75%) were benefited by animal health care service. Only 12.50 and 7.50 percent respondents were adopting deworming of adult animals and calves, respectively. Only 2.50 percent farmers adopted isolation of sick animals and 25 percent adopted tick control measure

Keyword: Health management; Breeding

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