Mortality and commercial off-take rates in adult traditional cattle of Zambia

  title={Mortality and commercial off-take rates in adult traditional cattle of Zambia},
  author={John Bwalya Muma and Musso Munyeme and Kenny L. Samui and Victor Mukulule Siamudaala and James Oloya and Kennedy Mwacalimba and Eystein Skjerve},
  journal={Tropical Animal Health and Production},
A cohort study was conducted in the livestock-wildlife interface areas of Zambia to determine cattle mortality and commercial off-take rates among adult cattle as well as factors influencing them. A total of 416 animals from 43 herds were followed up for one year and animals were individually identified and their fate was indicated as sold, slaughtered, dead or present as appropriate. The overall mortality incidence risk was estimated at 7.5%. Cattle in Kazungula were at a greater risk of dying… CONTINUE READING
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