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Letter to Editor Volume 2 Issue 1

Comparison of Farm Animal Welfare in Different Dairy Production Systems in India

Thanammal Ravichandran1,2*

1International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), India
2University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany

*Corresponding Author: Thanammal Ravichandran, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), India.

Received: December 07, 2019; Published: December 24, 2019


  After reading the editorial by Roy., et al. 2020, January issue (in press), I decided to write a detailed comment as I have the experience in working at the grassroots level in India for sustainable livestock development. It was a good editorial highlighting different production systems in India and, how we can improve farm animal welfare. Recently as part of my job, I am travelling to different States of India to look at different dairy sector production systems. My comments will reflect my experiences.

  India has indeed diverse production systems depending on the region of interest (particularly across States). Five States that dominate the dairy production in India are Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Punjab and Andhra Pradesh. Each of the region in India follow different style of production. I will discuss few examples for different styles of production system, how they are changing with time and new animal welfare issues are emerging with different production systems.





Citation: Thanammal Ravichandran. “Comparison of Farm Animal Welfare in Different Dairy Production Systems in India”. Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 2.1 (2020): 09-10.


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