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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:7, July, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(7): 447-452

Ethno-Veterinary Practices for the Management of Common Diseases in Dairy Animals in Rural Punjab
S. Dey*, B. K. Sarkar and S. R. Paul
Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education, College of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, R. K. Nagar, West Tripura-799008, India
*Corresponding author

The study was conducted for documentation of various ethno-veterinary practices (EVPs) followed in common diseases like mastitis, foot and mouth disease, ectoparasite infestation and diarrhoea in dairy animals of rural Punjab. Total 300 respondents were selected randomly from the villages of Punjab. Data was collected through a well-structured schedule through personal visits to the respective farmers. After analysis of the data, the farmers of Punjab were found to be using more than 20 number of EVPs practices. The EVPs employed at the time of mastitis included Azadirachta indica, Citrus limon, Piper nigrum, ammonium chloride, and Allium sativum. For foot and mouth disease, most important EVP is Whiskey spray around the shed and the animal, Lal dawai (KMnO4), Acacia arabica etc. The remedies for ectoparasites of animals included application of Kerosine oil, Eruca sativa, black oil and manual removal. The remedies for diarrhea include use of Punica granatum, Syzygium cumini, Nicotiana tabacum etc. These remedies were mostly prepared by pulverization, soaking/boiling in water and decoctions and administered per os. As per farmers’ viewpoint, these EVPs proved to be very effective. Scientific documentations also proved their validation.

Keywords: Ethno-Veterinary Practices, common diseases, Cattle, Buffalo, Punjab

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Dey., B. K. Sarkar and Paul. S. R. 2020. Ethno-Veterinary Practices for the Management of Common Diseases in Dairy Animals in Rural Punjab.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(7): 447-452. doi:
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