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dc.contributor.authorOmadang, Leonard
dc.contributor.authorChamai, Martin
dc.contributor.authorOthieno, Emmanuel
dc.contributor.authorOkwi, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorOlaki Inangolet, Francis
dc.contributor.authorEjobi, Francis
dc.contributor.authorOba, Peter
dc.contributor.authorOcaido, Michael
dc.date.accessioned2022-05-01T22:51:13Z
dc.date.available2022-05-01T22:51:13Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationOmadang, L., Chamai, M., Othieno, E., Okwi, A., Inangolet, F. O., Ejobi, F., ... & Ocaido, M. (2018). Knowledge, attitudes and practices towards cystic echinococcosis in livestock among selected pastoral and agro-pastoral communities in Uganda. Tropical animal health and production, 50(1), 11-17. DOI 10.1007/s11250-017-1394-5en_US
dc.identifier.other10.1007/s11250-017-1394-5
dc.identifier.urihttps://nru.uncst.go.ug/handle/123456789/3119
dc.description.abstractA cross-sectional study was done from March 2013 to May 2014 to assess knowledge, attitudes, and practices towards cystic echinococcosis (CE) or hydatidosis among selected pastoral and agro-pastoral communities in Uganda. A structured questionnaire was administered to 381 respondents. Multivariate logistic regression analysis was done to find the relationship between knowledge about CE and factors such as age, sex, and level of education across all regions. The odds ratio and confidence interval were used to determine the difference in responses across regions. It was shown that age above 36 years was significantly (p < 0.001) associated with awareness about CE in livestock. Likewise, uneducated (p < 0.0001) and agro-pastoralists (p = 0.01) were significantly less knowledgeable than the educated and pastoralists across all regions. The overall knowledge towards CE in livestock was low 17.8% (95% CI = 14.0–21.6). Dog ownership was high and they never dewormed their freely roaming dogs. Dogs shared water with livestock. In conclusion, knowledge about CE in livestock was low across all regions. Therefore, public health education and formulation of policies towards its control by the relevant stakeholders should be done. Also, the true prevalence of CE in livestock needs to be done so that the magnitude and its public health significance are elucidateden_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherTropical animal health and productionen_US
dc.subjectEchinococcus granulosusen_US
dc.subjectKnowledgeen_US
dc.subjectPastoralistsen_US
dc.subjectLivestocken_US
dc.subjectUgandaen_US
dc.titleKnowledge, attitudes and practices towards cystic echinococcosis in livestock among selected pastoral and agro-pastoral communities in Ugandaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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