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Crisis Management Practices Employed by Sheep Farmers to Overcome the Crisis in Sheep Farming in Erode District of Tamil Nadu

K. P. Saravanan C. Manivannan N. K. Sudeep Kumar G. Kathiravan
Vol 10(5), 106-113

To ascertain the crisis management practices employed by sheep farmers to overcome the crisis in sheep farming, a study was undertaken in Perundurai and Dharapuram taluks of Erode district in Tamil Nadu. Data were collected by pre-tested interview schedule from 100 farmers selected from 10 villages in each of the two taluks, using multi-stage random sampling procedure. Most of respondents were found provided safe shelter, stall-feeding and adopted recommended vaccination and deworming schedule to combat the crisis due to heavy rainfall. In order to overcome the crisis situations arising due to occurrence of blue tongue, sheep pox, gastro-intestinal parasitism, predators attack, liver fluke infestation, PPR, high lamb mortality, FMD, enterotoxaemia, coccidial infection and anthrax, most of the respondents consulted a veterinarian and followed his / her advice.

Keywords : Crisis Management Farm Crisis Sheep Farming Sheep Management

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