Edget Abayneh, Minale Getachew, Wasihun Seyoum and Ephram Tora
Department of Animal Science, College of Agricultural Science, Arba Minch University, Ethiopia
*Corresponding Author: Edget Abayneh, Department of Animal Science, College of Agricultural Science, Arba Minch University, Ethiopia.
Received: June 19, 2020; Published: June 30, 2020
TA cross-sectional questionnaire survey was conducted in Arba Minch Zuria and Demba Gofa districts of Gamo and Gofa Zone of the Southern nation nationalities and people’s regional state with the objectives of assessing knowledge of hygienic practice of milk and cheese handlers in both study area. For this a total of 102 farmers who involved in milking, collecting and retailing of milk were included in the study area. Data obtained from questionnaire survey were analyzed by descriptive statistics and Chi-square test, using the Statistical package for social science (SPSS Version 17). The participants of this study were woman of different age group and 27 (52.9%) of participants in Arba Minch Zuria and 32 (64.7%) in Demba Gofa were >36 years old. The majority of participants 21 (41.2%) and 22 (43.1%) were educated up to grade 1-8 in Arba Minch Zuria and Demba Gofa, respectively. This had an impact on hygienic practice of milking and milk handling. The difference in hygienic handling, training obtained and cheese making practice among the study areas were statistically significant (p < 0.05). There was also a statistically significant difference in hand washing and utensil as well as manner of washing between the two study areas (p < 0.01). Finally this study revealed that there were no variation in Antibiotic usage and Practice of treating sick animal in both study area (p > 0.05) with significant difference in Prognosis, Level of skin infection and Selling practice among study participants in both study areas (p < 0.05). Good manufacturing; handling practice as well as hygienic milking and cleaning practice should be improved in both study areas.
Keywords: Arba Minch Zuria; Demba Gofa; Farmers; Milking Practice; Antibiotic Usage
Citation: Edget Abayneh., et al. “Knowledge; Hygienic Practice among Milk and Cottage Cheese Handlers in Districts of Gamo and Gofa Zone, Southern Ethiopia"Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 2.7 (2020): 45-55.
Copyright: © 2020 Edget Abayneh., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.