Husbandry practices and health in smallholder dairy farms near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

@article{Mekonnen2006HusbandryPA,
  title={Husbandry practices and health in smallholder dairy farms near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.},
  author={Habtamu Mekonnen and K Asmamaw and J F Courreau},
  journal={Preventive veterinary medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={74 2-3},
  pages={99-107}
}
Our study was conducted from November 2001 to April 2002 in the Debre-Zeit area (near Addis Ababa), Ethiopia to assess the husbandry practices and to identify health constraints in 100 market-oriented smallholder dairy farms. A questionnaire survey, farm visit and animal examination were conducted. Thirty-eight percent of the smallholder farms were owned by women. Women-owned farms had more cows (median=3) than men-owned ones. The median herd size (including young animals) was four animals per… CONTINUE READING

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