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Title: Indigenous moulting practices: Tradititional knowledge with Indian rural poultry farmers
Authors: Sharma, G R K
Sastry, K V H
Keywords: Natural moulting;Poultry
Issue Date: Apr-2004
Publisher: CSIR
IPC Code:  Int. Cl.7: A01K 31/16; A01K 31/22
Abstract:  This paper outlines the salient features of cultural sustainability by emphasizing the traditional knowledge of poultry farmers of southern India. Two southern states of India namely Karnataka and Kerala were included in the study with an objective to explore the traditionally induced moulting practices. The study revealed five different traditional moulting practices namely dipping in water, applying mud, applying ash, quarantine of birds to dark locations and fixing the feathers on to the beak. This study has shown that the existence of traditional practices seems to make sense in areas without veterinary services and empowers local farmers to try to manage their flock's problems in a cost effective way.
Page(s): 208-211
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.03(2) [April 2004]

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