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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:3, March, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(3): 783-794

Knowledge Assessment through Surveying on Cattle Zoonotic Diseases in Dairy Farmers
Bojiraj Munisamy1*, Prejit2, Praveena Sivanathan3 and Porteen Kannan4
1Department of Animal Husbandry, Thanthai Roever Institute of Agriculture and Rural Development, Perambalur-621 115, Tamil Nadu, India
2Center for One Health Education, Advocacy, Research and Training, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Kerala-673 576, India
3Department of Agricultural Business Management and Social Science, Thanthai Roever Institute of Agriculture and Rural Development, Perambalur-621 115, Tamil Nadu, India
4Department of Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai-07, India
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The cross sectional study was conducted in 100 dairy farmers at Perambalur district of Tamil Nadu State with a designed questionnaire on different aspects of cattle zoonotic diseases, with the aim of to study the awareness, risk factors of cattle zoonotic diseases, impact in human and animal populations. The study revealed that farmers are belonging between 26-50 years age (85 %), male (73 %), both schooling & alliterated farmers (25 %) and annual income (Rs.50, 000-1, 00,000) through dairy farming. 53 per cent farmers had less than 5 dairy cows, 57 per cent dairy farmers had less than 5 years experience. Also study observed that 74 per cent and 77 per cent dairy farmers are aware about deworming and zoonotic diseases respectively. Out of 77 per cent dairy farmers Rabies (77.3 %), Foot and Mouth Disease (62.0%) are major known zoonotic diseases. 45, 78 and 64 per cent are aware on usage of disinfection, frequency of disinfection usage in hand washing and frequency of livestock shed cleaning respectively. 44 per cent and 48 per cent spending amount Rs.751-1,000 for treating the disease per year /animal/person respectively. 56 per cent respondents are aware of route of transmission of zoonotic diseases. 33, 30 and 19 per cent received the sources of information from Media, Veterinarian and Physician. 42 per cent dairy farmers showed for signs of cattle zoonotic diseases. Garrett ranking was used to analyze the Specific knowledge about the Zoonotic disease and revealed that knowledge on disease and symptoms of zoonotic diseases is 86.34 per cent. It was concluded that dairy farmers were well aware of rabies and foot and mouth disease but the knowledge toward other zoonotic diseases was low to medium. This study can be used to development of a coordinated, effective one health approach to prevention of zoonotic disease.

Keywords: Knowledge-Assessment- Cattle Zoonotic diseases-Dairy farmers.

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Bojiraj Munisamy, Prejit, Praveena Sivanathan and Porteen Kannan. 2017. Knowledge Assessment through Surveying on Cattle Zoonotic Diseases in Dairy Farmers.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(3): 783-794. doi:
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