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Monitoring the correct use of isometamidium by farmers and veterinary assistants in Eastern Province of Zambia using the isometamidium-ELISA

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dc.contributor.author Delespaux, V. en_US
dc.contributor.author Geerts, S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Brandt, J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Elyn, R. en_US
dc.contributor.author Eisler, M. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-12-06T14:35:55Z
dc.date.available 2007-12-06T14:35:55Z
dc.date.issued 2002 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0304-4017 en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0304-4017(02)00316-3
dc.identifier.other ITG-A1A en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-A2A en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-A3A en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-A4B en_US
dc.identifier.other ANIMAL en_US
dc.identifier.other U-ANIMAL en_US
dc.identifier.other JIF en_US
dc.identifier.other DOI en_US
dc.identifier.other ABSTRACT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10390/456
dc.description.abstract A survey to monitor the use of trypanocidal drugs by cattle breeders was conducted in Zambia. Use was made of a questionnaire and of the isometamidium-ELISA technique. One hundred and twenty-two farmers and 50 veterinary assistants were interviewed. The isometamidium-ELISA was used to monitor the isometamidium serum concentration in 72 cattle, 1 week after unsupervised treatment by 56 farmers and 16 veterinary assistants. Although there was no clear indication of underestimation of the weight of the animals and although farmers had adequate knowledge of the correct usage of isometamidium, the results suggest frequent underdosing when considering isometamidium serum concentrations 1 week after treatment. In 76% of the cases, the expected protection period was equal or shorter than 28 days and equal or shorter than 33 days in 90% of the treated cattle. en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.subject Animal diseases en_US
dc.subject Trypanosomiasis en_US
dc.subject Treatment en_US
dc.subject Trypanocidal agents en_US
dc.subject Drug availability en_US
dc.subject Isometamidium chloride en_US
dc.subject Diminazene en_US
dc.subject Monitoring en_US
dc.subject Economic impact en_US
dc.subject Cost en_US
dc.subject Immunity en_US
dc.subject Disease control en_US
dc.subject Zambia en_US
dc.subject Use en_US
dc.subject Monitoring en_US
dc.subject Zambia en_US
dc.subject Africa, Southern en_US
dc.subject.other Africa, Southern en_US
dc.title Monitoring the correct use of isometamidium by farmers and veterinary assistants in Eastern Province of Zambia using the isometamidium-ELISA en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.citation.issue 1-2 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Veterinary Parasitology en_US
dc.citation.volume 110 en_US
dc.citation.pages 117-122 en_US
dc.publisher.place Amsterdam
dc.identifier.pmid http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12446096
dc.identifier.url http://www.elsevier.com/locate/vetpar
dc.citation.jabbreviation Vet Parasitol en_US


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