Journal article

A Participatory Investigation of Bovine Health and Production Issues in Pakistan

Abdul Ghafar, David McGill, Mark A Stevenson, Muhammad Badar, Aijaz Kumbher, Hassan M Warriach, Robin B Gasser, Abdul Jabbar

Frontiers in Veterinary Science | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2020

Abstract

Systems to record the frequency of animal health events in Pakistan are limited. A participatory approach was used to address gaps in farmers' knowledge and understanding of bovine health and production issues in five agroecological zones (AEZs) of Pakistan. Participatory tools, including simple ranking, pairwise ranking, constraint impact scoring, and constraint profiling were used in group discussions with farmers and animal health professionals (AHPs) in six districts of two provinces, Punjab and Sindh. The results of the ranking activities showed that foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), clinical mastitis, ticks, hemorrhagic septicemia, reproductive disorders, blackleg, and endoparasites were t..

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Grants

Awarded by Agriculture Value Chain Collaborative Research program - Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research


Funding Acknowledgements

AG is a grateful recipient of the Australian Postgraduate Award through the University of Melbourne. This study was partially supported by the Agriculture Value Chain Collaborative Research program (LPS/2016/011) funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research. The financial support from the University of Melbourne is also gratefully acknowledged.