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Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
  Year: 2010 | Volume: 5 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 143-153
DOI: 10.3923/ajava.2010.143.153
 
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Diseases Prevalent in Equids in India: A Survey of Veterinary Practitioners

B.R. Singh, M. Chauhan, R.K. Sindhu, B.R. Gulati, S.K. Khurana, B. Singh, H.S. Yadav and R.P. Yadav

Abstract:
There are about 20 million equids in India and might be harbouring numerous diseases at any time, however there is little information on prevalence of most of the diseases. A survey of equine practitioners was undertaken to understand the diseases scenario in equids in India. A total of 2000 survey questionnaires were sent to equine practitioners in 64 districts in 14 states, plus 30 private equine farms and four government farms. A total of 532 (26.6%) equine practitioners responded to the questionnaire. On an average each vet treated >1000 animals and >50 equids per year. Out of the 72 health problems of equids identified by the equine practitioners, colic was the commonest followed by trypanosomiasis (surra), lameness, respiratory tract infections including pneumonia and bronchitis and abscess/wounds/injuries group. The information may help in prioritizing future research and resources to improve equine health and welfare.
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How to cite this article:

B.R. Singh, M. Chauhan, R.K. Sindhu, B.R. Gulati, S.K. Khurana, B. Singh, H.S. Yadav and R.P. Yadav, 2010. Diseases Prevalent in Equids in India: A Survey of Veterinary Practitioners. Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 5: 143-153.

DOI: 10.3923/ajava.2010.143.153

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajava.2010.143.153

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