Gujarat Journal of Extension Education (ISSN 2322-0678)

Title: DEVELOPMENT OF THE TEST TO MEASURE KNOWLEDGE OF DAIRY FARMERS REGARDING DEWORMING AND VACCINATION IN BUFFALO

Authors: B. M. Rathavi1, M. R. Patel2 and M. Maheswaran3

Publisher: Society of Extension Education Gujarat

Keywords: buffalo, dairy farmers, deworming, knowledge, vaccination

Volume: 35

Issue: 1

Year: June 2023

DOI: https://doi.org/10.56572/gjoee.2023.35.1.0025

Abstract: India has the world s highest livestock populationLivestock rearing is an integral part of agriculture in India as well as many developing countries since centuries. The Indian dairy industry has made remarkable progress in the last three decades with unprecedented growth in milk production.Cattle and buffalo producing milk which is the largest agricultural commodity play a significant role in the Indian economy.For understanding the knowledge of dairy farmers regarding deworming and vaccination in buffalo,knowledge test was developed. There were total 40 items in final knowledge test to measure the level of knowledge of dairy farmers regarding deworming and vaccination in buffaloafter working out Index of item difficulty, Index of item discrimination and Index of item validity. The test was found to be reliable (0.88) and valid.

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