Studies on morbidity pattern in Pantja goat under range conditions in Tarai region of Uttarakhand
Keywords:Coccidiosis, General weakness, Goat keepers, Morbidity, Pneumonia.
A study was conducted to collect the base line information on various factors affecting morbidity pattern in goats with special reference to Pantja breed under village conditions of Udham Singh Nagar and Nainital districts of Tarai region of the Uttarakhand during a period of two years (April, 2015 to March, 2017) under All India Co-ordinated Research Project on Goats (Pantja field Unit), Department of livestock Production and Management, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar. The results of present study revealed that the overall morbidity among (9023 goats) surveyed population was 27.96 per cent. The results also indicated that Coccidiosis (29.69%), infectious-enteritis (16.43%), miscellaneous (16.47%), pneumonia (13.58%), toxaemia/ acidosis (10.53%), general weakness (7.88%), predation (3.60%) and putrefied (1.82%) were the common causes of morbidity. Among the total morbidity of goat flock faced heavy morbidity was found to be in kids (69.24%) followed by young age (13.66%) and adult (17.10 %). The Chi-square analysis of overall morbidity rate in goats with respect to district showed that the district had significant (p<0.01) effect on morbidity rates in goats.
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