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Disease Incidence and Health Management of Animals at Draught Affected Marathawada Region of Maharashtra

Hariprasad Aithal, Samir Kumar Das, Kiran Narayan Bhilegaonkar.


Marathawada region of Maharashtra received very low rainfall during last three years causing great problem in agriculture which leads to scarcity of animal feed and fodder. So, animals were suffering from malnutrition related problems. Therefore chara chawnis system developed in most of the districts of Marathawada region where farmers kept their animals in temporary type of shelter made of bamboo with a roof made of plastic sheet. Therefore animal health camp was arranged from this centre in collaboration with the state animal husbandry department with the object to provide veterinary service and to get information about the disease incidence during 2015 – 16. Based on the collected information in the camp, data were analysed and it was revealed that 1567 cattle and buffalo were treated and 814 farmers were benefitted. Most of the animals were suffering from worm infection, ectoparasite infection, enteritis, anorexia, debility, deficiency disorder, Other cases were pyrexia, FMD, tympanitis, skin infection, eye infection, mastitis, agalactia, anoestrous, repeat breeding, metritis, retention of placenta, traumatic wound, patellar desmotomy, external growth and abscess.

Key words: Disease Incidence, Health Management, Marathawada Region, Maharashtra

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