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dc.contributor.authorMaloo, S.H.
dc.contributor.authorThorpe, W.R.
dc.contributor.authorNgumi, P.N.
dc.contributor.authorPerry, Brian D.
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-11T09:22:33Z
dc.date.available2013-06-11T09:22:33Z
dc.date.issued1994
dc.identifier.citationKenya Veterinarian;18(2): 359-361
dc.identifier.issn0256-5161
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10568/29133
dc.description.abstractSince 1989, a step-wise series of farming systems surveys and epidemiological studies have been carried out in coastal Kenya to identify and resolve major disease constraints affecting smallholder dairy production. This paper describes the sequential studies and reports on the significance of, and intervention against, East Coast fever (ECF). The study was carried out in Kaloleni Division which has three agro-ecological zones (AEZ). In the point-prevalence study, exposure to ECF 20, measured by detection of antibodies to T. Parva schizonts in the indirect fluorescent antibody test, was influenced by AEZ and grazing system. In the wetter areas T. Parva antibody prevalence in free grazing cattle was higher than in drier area while in the wetter zero-grazed dairy cattle had a lower prevalence than those in the free-grazing system.
dc.language.isoen
dc.sourceKenya Veterinarian
dc.subjectKENYA
dc.subjectDAIRY CATTLE
dc.subjectSMALL FARMS
dc.subjectANIMAL HEALTH
dc.subjectEPIDEMIOLOGY
dc.subjectMILK PRODUCTION
dc.titleSystematic epidemiological studies to identify and resolve health constraints to smallholder dairy production in coastal lowland Kenya
dc.typeJournal Article
cg.subject.ilriCATTLE
cg.subject.ilriLIVESTOCK
cg.subject.ilriANIMAL DISEASES
cg.identifier.statusLimited Access
cg.coverage.regionAFRICA
cg.coverage.regionEAST AFRICA
cg.coverage.countryKENYA


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