Perceived Effectiveness of ITK among Livestock Owners

S.K. Singh and Jitendra Chauhan


India has a very rich heritage of indigenous health control and treatment systems that have been used for animals since generations. These indigenous practices percolates from one generation down to the next by oral transmission and considered to be the holistic approach for livestock management methodologies adopted by non-literate cultures. Today, many indigenous knowledge systems are at risk of becoming extinct because of rapidly changing natural environments and fast pacing social, economic, political and cultural changes on a global scale. The basic objective of this research is directed towards studying the perceived effectiveness of indigenous technical practices in relation to their parallel scientific technologies among livestock owners of Bundelkhand region in terms of cost, accessibility, compatibility, sustainability, adaptability, rationality and complexity regarding Hemorrhagic Septicemia (H.S.) disease in animals

Keyword: Indigenous technical know

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