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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 5 Livestock healthcare for Tibetan agro-pastoralists: application of Rapid Rural Appraisal techniques

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 5 Livestock healthcare for Tibetan agro-pastoralists: application of Rapid Rural Appraisal techniques Claire Heffernan Introduction village were comprised of yaks with a few cattle. Unlike other areas of the park, few Participatory Rapid Appraisal (PRA) and yak/cow hybrids were observed. The breeding Rapid Rural Appraisal (RRA) research of yak/cow hybrids is considered unpure and techniques are relatively new to the primary religiously frowned upon, thus the few zho health care arena. Recently, there has been (male) and zhom (female) hybrids observed, much interest in the application of these had been purchased from Tibetans from areas methods in information gathering for livestock further north, who held no such religious healthcare delivery systems. objections. This Rapid Appraisal (RA) focused on the Study objectives primary livestock healthcare system and knowledge of livestock diseases and healing The objectives of this study were to: among Tibetan agro-pastoralists of the Himalayas. This study took place in the village · Outline the primary livestock healthcare of Ringmo, in Shey-Phoksundo National Park delivery system; in the Dolpa District of Nepal1. · Define cultural beliefs toward animal disease and healing; Shey-Phoksundo National Park comprises an · Obtain an understanding of seasonal area of ...

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