Vol. 7, Issue 1, Part A (2022)
Assessment and prioritization of potential domestic diseases of ruminants in selected areas of afar regional state, Samara, Ethiopia
Author(s): Wossene Negash and Teshager Dubie
Abstract: A cross sectional study was carried out from January to July 2014 GC in an attempt to assess and prioritize major domestic ruminants’ diseases and identify risk factors in the selected areas of Afar region. Livestock owners’ interview and retrospective data analysis were the study methods employed. Relevant collected data was organized and further analyzed using SPSS statistical tools at P< 0.05. Descriptive statistics was carried to determine frequencies of domestic ruminants’ diseases. Based on descriptive statistics, the study identified and prioritized 23, 22 and 21 cattle, goat and sheep diseases, respectively. Chi-Square analysis was computed to measure the degree of association between disease occurrence and risk factors (age, sex, study area and season). Binomial and multinomial logistic regression analyzes were computed at P< 0.05 to measure the significance of associated risk factors on disease occurrence. Statistically significant variations (P< 0.05) were observed for sex, seasons, age, and study sites on the occurrence of disease with exception kebeles (P> 0.05). Thought he study duly has revealed numerous diseases of domestic ruminants, the actual existence (laboratory based confirmation) and epidemiology of each disease still demands further investigative studies. Therefore, this study recommends further and continued research activities or confirmatory investigations on the present findings to be conducted including specific sample collection and laboratory identification of etiologies of each disease combined with careful epidemiological studies.
How to cite this article:
Wossene Negash, Teshager Dubie. Assessment and prioritization of potential domestic diseases of ruminants in selected areas of afar regional state, Samara, Ethiopia. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2022;7(1):32-42.