Recurrent droughts in arid and semi arid regions of the country leads to feed scarcity situations affecting livestock production. Livestock remains a major economic base of farmers when crops are lost in drought, This book attempts to address the issue of management in terms of feeding livestock for production and health in drought period. The chapters included in the book elucidates the management of feeding, feed resources, production and health so as to make the livestock production economical. It is hoped that the compilation will prove useful for the researchers, planners and policy makers to understand the causes for the loss of productivity and health of livestock in drier regions and help in devising management plans towards sustenance and improvement of production.
The contributions from the researchers and experts from National Research Institutions, Government organizations and Universities working in the dry areas will be useful to all concerned, including the professionals of animal husbandry.