Journal article

What drives small-scale farmers to vaccinate their multiple livestock species animals against common infectious diseases in Myanmar?

Tu Tu Zaw Win, Angus Campbell, Ricardo J Soares Magalhaes, Kyaw Naing Oo, Joerg Henning

PLoS One | Published : 2021


Livestock rearing is an important income source for small-scale farmers in Myanmar, but Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Newcastle disease (ND) are major constraints to livestock production. A study was conducted to identify perceptions of farmers about FMD and ND disease risks and perceptions about vaccination practices by using the modified health belief model. The majority of livestock farmers (>70%) reported that they were aware of the risk and impact of FMD and ND and were willing to vaccinate their livestock (>60%). Focusing on three main livestock farmer groups, about 17.0% of cattle, 15.4% of village chicken, but only 2.3% of small ruminant owners, indicated that the non-availability..

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Awarded by Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research