Raika sheep husbandry and ethnoveterinary knowledge 

Ellen Geerlings, ellengeerlings@hotmail.com 

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 actors.

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bulletTitle, abstract, contents 194 kb
bullet1 Background and motivation for the study 198 kb
bullet2 Background information on research subjects 198 kb
bullet3 Background information on study area 235 kb
bullet4 Research methodology 175 kb
bullet5 Results and discussion (part 1) 795 kb
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bullet7 Summary and bibliography 650 kb
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