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The major factors associated with increased dog population vis-a-vis spread of rabies within Srinagar district of Kashmir Valley, India''
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  • Namera Thahaby,
  • Afzal Akand,
  • Abdul Bhat,
  • Shabeer Hamdani
Namera Thahaby
SKUAST FVSc and AH
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Afzal Akand
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Abdul Bhat
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Shabeer Hamdani
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Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Information regarding open garbage dumps may cause public health dilemma within the community and cause stray dog proliferation. Most wastes have a family origin and stray dogs are largely attracted by possible wastes from cookery or former foods. The information, besides as attitudes and perception on rabies, is thus vital for the prevention of human deaths. Information regarding major factors associated with increased dog population can spot awareness gaps which can influence bar practices plus lead to needless deaths. METHODS: Two sources i.e. primary and secondary sources were utilized for identifying the probable factors responsible for increased dog population. These factors primarily included garbage management, specific control measures for dog population by stakeholders and perception of people. The secondary source includes Srinagar Municipal Corporation, for collecting the relevant information RESULTS: Regarding the major factors associated with increases dog population, the respondents (both the people 99.68% and commercial 100%) believed that open garbage dumps are a public health barrier in the area and commence to stray dog proliferation. Also combined rabies control measures coupling dog population control, removal of dog free-roaming and proliferation must be fulfilled. Till date around 2,000 sterilizations were conducted and also around 2,000 stray dogs were administered the anti-rabies vaccine. CONCLUSION: Open garbage dumps are a public health obstacle in the Srinagar area and they commence to stray dogs proliferation. Till date only around 2,000 sterilizations were conducted and also around 2,000 stray dogs were administered the anti-rabies vaccine, however, this is too less in comparison with the total population of dogs and still, the ballot of dogs from the particular zones of Srinagar is deficient.