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Economic burden of bovine trypanosomosis in three villages of Metekel zone, Northwest Ethiopia

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dc.contributor.author Tesfaye, D.
dc.contributor.author Speybroeck, N.
dc.contributor.author De Deken, R.
dc.contributor.author Thys, E.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-29T15:10:38Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-29T15:10:38Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.issn 0049-4747
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11250-011-9981-3
dc.identifier.other ITG-B2A
dc.identifier.other ITG-B3A
dc.identifier.other ITG-BLA
dc.identifier.other DBM
dc.identifier.other U-VEPID
dc.identifier.other U-VHELM
dc.identifier.other JIF
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dc.identifier.other Abstract
dc.identifier.other UPD44
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10390/6906
dc.description.abstract The study was carried out to assess the economic burden of trypanosomosis in three villages of the Metekel zone in 2009. The disease was found to cause substantial economic losses through cattle mortality, drug purchase, and draft power loss of infected oxen. The farmers in the area were spending a significantly (p < 0.05) higher amount of money for the treatment of trypanosomosis than all other diseases combined. The overall mortality rate of cattle due to trypanosomosis was 4.4%. The mortality was significantly higher (p < 0.05) in an area where trypanosomosis prevalence was also higher. Many of the farmers prioritized losses of draft power as the most important impact of the disease. The overall prevalence of the disease was 12.1%. The disease burden was significantly (p < 0.05) higher in the rainy season than at other times of the year. In general, farmers had good knowledge on the signs and seasonality of trypanosomosis. Thus, tsetse suppression activities that involve the local community can be an important tool towards minimizing the economic burden of the disease in the area. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Protozoal diseases en
dc.subject Animal diseases en
dc.subject Bovine en
dc.subject Trypanosomiasis en
dc.subject Trypanosoma congolense en
dc.subject Vectors en
dc.subject Tsetse flies en
dc.subject Glossina tachinoides en
dc.subject Prevalence en
dc.subject Disease burden en
dc.subject Economic impact en
dc.subject Cattle en
dc.subject Farmers en
dc.subject Mortality en
dc.subject Perceptions en
dc.subject Management en
dc.subject Health expenditures en
dc.subject Drug consumption en
dc.subject Ethiopia en
dc.subject Africa, East en
dc.title Economic burden of bovine trypanosomosis in three villages of Metekel zone, Northwest Ethiopia en
dc.type Article en
dc.citation.issue 4 en
dc.citation.jtitle Tropical Animal Health and Production en
dc.citation.volume 44 en
dc.citation.pages 873-879 en
dc.identifier.pmid http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21935660
dc.citation.jabbreviation Trop Anim Health Prod en


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