Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences (ISSN: 2582-3183)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 4

Socio Economic Determinants Along with Extension and Traditional Medicine Using Factors Among Livestock Farmers of Central Kashmir

Sheikh Shubeena1*, Abdul Hai1, SA Hamdani1, Insha Amin2, Subata Mahboob3, Shaista Seedat Un Nisa4, AH Akhand1, Sanober Rasool1, Neha Ayman1 and Namera Thahaby1

1Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension, (SKUAST- Kashmir), Shuhama, India
2Department of Veterinary Biochemistry (SKUAST-Kashmir), Shuhama, India
3Department of Animal Nutrition (SKUAST- Kashmir), Shuhama, India
4Department of Poultry Science (SKUAST- Kashmir), Shuhama, India

*Corresponding Author: Sheikh Shubeena, Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension, (SKUAST- Kashmir), Shuhama, India.

Received: March 01, 2022; Published: March 23, 2022


The objective of the study was to explore the extension contacts in addition to the traditional medicine usage by the livestock farmers. The present study was carried out in Central Kashmir region of Jammu and Kashmir State that comprises of three districts namely Budgam, Ganderbal and Srinagar. A total of 180 dairy livestock farmers were selected for the present study. The purpose of the study was to inquire about extension contacts and the factors determining the use of traditional medicines by livestock farmers. The majority of respondents (63.89%) were males, belonging to middle age (58.33%) group, were illiterate (63.33%) and having pucca house (42.78%). Majority of farmers were having small herd size with medium level of informal and low level of formal extension contacts. Mass media exposure related to livestock rearing practices was very poor and major agency of linkage to the farmers was veterinary hospitals and least was the KVK and research institutes. The knowledge about the Traditional Medicines (TM) for livestock rearing was mainly disseminated with family members and neighbours. Farmers were partially dependent on the traditional medicines for treating their animals and these TM were found to be moderately reliable with majority of farmers inclined towards formal veterinary treatments. The extension contacts and the mass media exposure of the farmers need to be improved through different means by their active engagement for better production results.

Keywords: Extension Contacts; Mass Media; Linkage; Veterinary Services; Traditional Medicines


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Citation: Sheikh Shubeena., et al. “Socio Economic Determinants Along with Extension and Traditional Medicine Using Factors Among Livestock Farmers of Central Kashmir".Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 4.4 (2022): 106-116.


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