Vol. 9, Special Issue 2 (2020)
Ethno-veterinary practices followed by Raika pastoralists of Rajasthan: A descriptive study
Author(s): Deepak Chand Meena, Sanchita Garai, Sanjit Maiti, Ninad Bhatt and BS Meena
Abstract: The present study describes the traditional knowledge, practices, belief and skills of Raikas for treating their animals like goat, sheep and camels. Raikas are the nomadic livestock rearing group of Marwar region in Rajasthan. This study was conducted in Marwar region of Rajasthan which is highest populated region of Raikas. Raikas were seen using their traditional knowledge for treatment of many diseases like Bloat, Surra, Jaundice, Khurpak (foot and mouth diseases), Gogla (bottle neck), Camel Pox etc. The majority of Raikas have been using local shrub, root of plant, stem, local spices and condiments and offering pray to deity for treating their animals.
How to cite this article:
Deepak Chand Meena, Sanchita Garai, Sanjit Maiti, Ninad Bhatt and BS Meena. Ethno-veterinary practices followed by Raika pastoralists of Rajasthan: A descriptive study. 2020; 9(2S): 63-66.