Livestock Health Management by Displaced Tribal Farm Women in Hill Districts of Assam

Monosri Johari and K. K. Saharia


A study was conducted among the displaced tribal farm women in two hill districts of Assam, in such areas which were generally regarded as the remote, difficult and disturbed. Total 200 farm women were selected and information about the status of livestock health management was collected with the help of a pre-tested, reliable and valid interview schedule consisting of a specially designed check list. The study revealed that the average livestock health management score was 36.34 out of the total maximum obtainable score of 60. There was a significant difference between the two districts in case of livestock health management. For animal health “Only kitchen wastes were provided to animals once in the evening”, “No feed supplement is given to animals”, “Animals go out and come in at their own free choice regularly”, “Separation of sick animals”, “Weaning of animals” and “Animals in sick are identified whenever they behave differently from the flock” were practised with priority. Degree of displacement of farm women had significant association with the difficulties in their daily life.

Keyword: Displaced; Tribal farm women; Livestock; Health management; Difficulty

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