Animal Health Services: Extent of Availability in Some Selected Rural Areas of Bangladesh
Keywords:Animal health services, availability, rural areas
The main objective of the study was to assess the nature and extent of availability of animal health services received by the rural livestock farmers. The research was conducted in four upazilas namely Companyganj of Sylhet, Modhukhali of Faridpur, Mathbaria of Pirojpur and Mithamoin of Kishoreganj districts. Data were collected by using both quantitative and qualitative methods from a sample of 480 farmers during April to September 2010. Almost all of the farmers had high level of availability of veterinary services in relation to treatment of diseases and availability of medicine. Only few(6 percent) received services regarding artificial insemination. Percentage of respondents receiving services on vaccination (32 percent) and surgery and obstetrics (22 percent) were also moderate. The MFTS project beneficiaries received all services with higher frequencies than those of the non-beneficiaries except from the availability of medicine.The farmers living near upazila headquarter received better services than those living far from the upazila headquarters.
Bangl. J. Vet. Med. (2014). 12 (2): 173-177