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Effect of Computer Software on Change in Knowledge Level of Goat Owners in India

Rakesh Roy and Rupasi Tiwari

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The study deals with the effect of trilingual (Hindi, English and Bangla) computer software, entitled “Goat Health Management Information System (GHMIS)â€ on the gain in knowledge of the goat owners about goat health management. The study was purposively conducted in the state of West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh due to its high goat population. In all, 90 respondents were randomly selected for the study. The knowledge on overall health management was assessed through the following aspects i.e., knowledge on general symptoms of diseases, control measure of diseases, kid health management and healthcare management of goat. The study shows that the mean knowledge score for post exposure to GHMIS with respect to general symptoms of diseases was 8.51 while 3.96 during pre-exposure. The mean knowledge score for post exposure to GHMIS with respect to measure of diseases was 6.72 while 3.90 during pre-exposure. The mean knowledge score for post exposure to GHMIS with respect to kid health management was 5.21 while 3.47during pre-exposure. The mean knowledge score for post exposure to GHMIS with respect to healthcare management was 7.12 while 4.31 during pre-exposure. The Pair ‘t’ test shows that change in knowledge level was highly significant in pre and post exposure to all the aspect of health management in goat.

Keyword: GHMIS; Goat owners; Health management; Knowledge level;

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