Estimation of economic losses due to haemorrhagic septicaemia in livestock of southern part of India
G Anandasekaran, Dwaipayan Bardhan, Sanjay Kumar, Karthiga S and P Satheesh Kumar
This paper attempts to estimate the economic losses due to Haemorrhagic septicaemia (HS) in Southern region of India. The study was carried out in Belagavi and Tumakuru Districts of Karnataka covering 4 blocks and 12 villages totally in those districts. Purposive sampling was used for the selection of blocks, villages and livestock farmers. A total of 600 livestock farmers were covered in the 2 districts. The total economic loss was computed with sum of mortality loss, direct milk loss, milk loss due to increased abortion, value of calves lost due to increased abortion, loss in animal draught power, treatment cost and extra labour cost. The results stated that the total annual economic loss because of HS in Karnataka was ₹462.5 crores. Among that mortality loss accounts for 63.9 per cent and treatment cost accounts for 20.7 per cent. This study is coinciding with literature as mortality loss is contributing maximum for economic loss followed by treatment cost. Direct losses contribute maximum of 76.9 per cent and indirect losses contribute 23.1 per cent of economic loss. The study that revealed significant losses due to HS in large ruminants in the Karnataka state.
G Anandasekaran, Dwaipayan Bardhan, Sanjay Kumar, Karthiga S and P Satheesh Kumar. Estimation of economic losses due to haemorrhagic septicaemia in livestock of southern part of India. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies. 2020; 8(3S): 32-35.