Problems Faced by the Small Scale Dairy Owners in Receiving Veterinary Services in Selected Areas of Chittagong
Keywords:Small scale dairy owners, Chittagonj, veterinary services
This study investigated the problems faced by the small scale dairy owners in receiving veterinary services in selected areas of Chittagong (Chittagong metropolitan area, Sitakunda and Patiya Upazila). A pre-tested structured questionnaire data were collected from a sample of 45 farmers during November 2012 to January 2013. A four (0-3) point rating scale was used to evaluate the constraint as high (3), moderate (2), low (1) and absence of any constraint (0). The highest ranking constraint was unavailability of veterinarian in the farm area with higher service charge on specialist doctor followed by no emergency doorstep services, poor services in local veterinary hospital, ineffectiveness at artificial insemination, high cost for drugs and vaccines and lack of illiteracy among the livestock owners These findings will help to redesign and rectify the condition of present veterinary constraints in selected areas of Chittagong, Bangladesh.
Bangl. J. Vet. Med. (2014). 12 (1): 63-65