The major factors associated with increased dog population vis-a-vis
spread of rabies within Srinagar district of Kashmir Valley, India''
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.