Study on the vaccination and medication program in commercial broiler farming at farmer’s level
Keywords:vaccination, medication, withdraw, strain, antibiotics
The Geographic area of this study was 5 selected unions of Kalihati upazila in Tangail district. A total number of 50 broiler farmers were interviewed to conduct the study. The objective of the study was to know the current vaccination and medication status in the study area. The information that collected from the respondents were age, education, main occupation, family members, training, annual income, number of broiler in each batch, name of broiler strain, mortality rate, vaccination practicing rate, current situation of antibiotic and growth promoter use, use of footbath, use of disinfectant for spraying in inside and outside of the farm, percentage of antibiotic and feed withdraw rate before marketing of broiler, source of vaccine and medicine at farmer level, consultants of the farmers for vaccine and medicine specially antibiotic use, vaccination and medication cost in a batch. Commonly used vaccine and medicine list with their company name were also collected from the study area market. A correlation table was prepared to determine the relationship among some variables; education Vs age, education Vs income, income Vs no of broiler in a batch, education Vs antibiotic withdraw, income Vs antibiotic withdraw. Significant negative correlations (p<0.01) was found only with age Vs education and other all variables were positively and significantly correlated. The problems related to present vaccination and medication service and their probable solution suggested by broiler farmers were also focused in this study.
Asian J. Med. Biol. Res. March 2018, 4(1): 141-148