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dc.contributor.authorNantima, Noelina
dc.contributor.authorOcaido, Michael
dc.contributor.authorOuma, Emily
dc.contributor.authorDavies, Jocelyn
dc.contributor.authorDione, Michel
dc.contributor.authorOkoth, Edward
dc.contributor.authorMugisha, Anthony
dc.contributor.authorBishop, Richard
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-13T16:56:05Z
dc.date.available2022-02-13T16:56:05Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationNantima, N., Ocaido, M., Ouma, E., Davies, J., Dione, M., Okoth, E., ... & Bishop, R. (2015). Risk factors associated with occurrence of African swine fever outbreaks in smallholder pig farms in four districts along the Uganda-Kenya border. Tropical animal health and production, 47(3), 589-595. DOI 10.1007/s11250-015-0768-9en_US
dc.identifier.other10.1007/s11250-015-0768-9
dc.identifier.urihttps://nru.uncst.go.ug/xmlui/handle/123456789/2086
dc.description.abstractA cross-sectional survey was carried out to assess risk factors associated with occurrence of African swine fever (ASF) outbreaks in smallholder pig farms in four districts along Kenya-Uganda border. Information was collected by administering questionnaires to 642 randomly selected pig households in the study area. The study showed that the major risk factors that influenced ASF occurrence were purchase of pigs in the previous year (p<0.000) and feeding of pigs with swill (p<0.024). By employing cluster analysis, three clusters of pig production types were identified based on production characteristics that were found to differ significantly between districts. The most vulnerable cluster to ASF was households with the highest reported number of ASF outbreaks and composed of those that practiced free range at least some of the time. The majority of the households in this cluster were from Busia district in Uganda. On the other hand, the least vulnerable cluster to ASF composed of households that had the least number of pig purchases, minimal swill feeding, and less treatment for internal and external parasites. The largest proportion of households in this cluster was from Busia district Kenya. The study recommended the need to sensitize farmers to adopt proper biosecurity practices such as total confinement of pigs, treatment of swill, isolation of newly purchased pigs for at least 2 weeks, and provision of incentives for farmers to report suspected outbreaks to authorities and rapid confirmation of outbreaks.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherTropical animal health and productionen_US
dc.subjectAfrican swine feveren_US
dc.subjectSmallholder systemsen_US
dc.subjectPigsen_US
dc.subjectUgandaen_US
dc.subjectKenyaen_US
dc.titleRisk factors associated with occurrence of African swine fever outbreaks in smallholder pig farms in four districts along the Uganda-Kenya borderen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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