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|Title: ||Dynamics of mastitis and its control in the smallholder dairy system in Jinja district, in Uganda|
|Authors: ||Byarugaba, D.K.|
Nakavuma, J. L.
Barasa, A. C.
|Issue Date: ||2003 |
|Abstract: ||A study was conducted in Jinja district to collect data on the occurrence, risk factors,
current control methods of mastitis, drug resistance patterns of bacteria isolates, and
also to establish the farmers' knowledge and attitudes towards mastitis and its control.
Both qualitative and quantitative methods were used to obtain data and milk samples
screened for mastitis and microbiologically examined for the causative agents and
their susceptibility to a selected panel of antibiotics. Mastitis was confirmed as a
problem with a high prevalence (61%). A high level of resistance was also found
among the isolates. The study revealed that sub-clinical mastitis is the biggest
problem, which is reflected in very low milk yields and there are individual farmer
variations concerning farming systems, management factors, conditions and
possibilities for solutions and control.|
|Description: ||Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics, 2003|
|Appears in Collections:||Research Articles (Vet)|
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