Geerlings, Ellen. 2001. Sheep husbandry and
ethnoveterinary knowledge of Raika sheep pastoralists in Rajasthan,
India. MSc thesis, Wageningen University, Netherlands. 114 pp.
This thesis describes the sheep husbandry and healthcare system of
the Raikas in south-central Rajasthan. Aspects such as sheep breed
diversity, fodder availability, disease prevalence and gender labor
division are discussed. Special attention has been paid to traditional
and conventional interventions and actors in sheep healthcare.
Ethnoveterinary knowledge and practices are described as well as weak
and strong points of both conventional and traditional institutions and
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