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Donkey Milk Based Products: An innovative Cottage Enterprise for Enhancing Farmers Income
Poster Title: Donkey Milk Based Products: An innovative Cottage Enterprise for Enhancing Farmers Income
Submitted on 12 Sep 2019
Author(s): Anuradha Bhardwaj, Yash Pal, Varij Nayan, R.A. Legha, Hema Tripathi, B.N. Tripathi
Affiliations: 1. ICAR-National Research Centre on Equines, Hisar-125001, Haryana, India; 2. ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes, Hisar-125001, Haryana, India
This poster was presented at 'Pashu Arogya Mela' and launching of ‘Swachhta Hi Seva’ Programme, 2019; National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP) and National Artificial Insemination Programme at U.P. Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Veterinary Science University and Cattle Research Institute, Mathura, U.P, India on 11 September 2019
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Abstract: In India, the donkey milk is underutilized and very less studied in comparison to bovine milk. Its ingredients are particularly useful for sportsmen, pregnant women, babies and people suffering from asthma. The donkey’s milk regenerates the intestine flora. It is like breast milk and is easily digested in human body. Although it contains half less fat than the cow’s milk, it contains a significant amount of nutritious ingredients; it is rich in vitamins C, B and D12. There are well established reports available worldwide regarding the importance of donkey milk and its usage from centuries. Forgotten lately, and used abundantly in ancient times, the donkey’s milk has been finding its way to the consumers slowly. Ancient people highly appreciated the donkey’s milk. Egyptian Queen Cleopatra is known to have bathed in it in order to save the beauty of her skin. It had been also used as a kind of disinfectant. The Greeks regarded it as an excellent remedy, whereas the Romans considered it a luxury drink. Hippocratus would recommend it for treating different kinds of diseases, as well as a remedy against poisoning and healing wounds. The donkey’s milk has the revitalizing impact on the whole organism. We present here the holistic view of donkey milk based products as an innovative cottage enterprise for enhancing farmers income in developing and underdeveloped economies.
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