Mortality in East African shorthorn zebu cattle under one year: predictors of infectious-disease mortality

@inproceedings{Thumbi2013MortalityIE,
  title={Mortality in East African shorthorn zebu cattle under one year: predictors of infectious-disease mortality},
  author={Samuel Mwangi Thumbi and Mark BMdec Bronsvoort and Henry Kimathi Kiara and Philip G. Toye and Jane Poole and Mary Ndila and Ilana Conradie and Amy E Jennings and Ian G Handel and J. Coetzer and Johan C. A. Steyl and Olivier Hanotte and Mark E. J. Woolhouse},
  booktitle={BMC veterinary research},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Infectious livestock diseases remain a major threat to attaining food security and are a source of economic and livelihood losses for people dependent on livestock for their livelihood. Knowledge of the vital infectious diseases that account for the majority of deaths is crucial in determining disease control strategies and in the allocation of limited funds available for disease control. Here we have estimated the mortality rates in zebu cattle raised in a smallholder mixed farming… CONTINUE READING