Occurrence of mastitis and associated risk factors in lactating goats under pastoral management in Borana, Southern Ethiopia

  title={Occurrence of mastitis and associated risk factors in lactating goats under pastoral management in Borana, Southern Ethiopia},
  author={Bekele Megersa and Chala Tadesse and Fufa Abunna and Alemayehu Regassa and Berhanu Mekibib and Etana Debela},
  journal={Tropical Animal Health and Production},
Mastitis prevalence and related risk factors were studied in 1,072 udder halves of 536 lactating goats from October, 2008 to February, 2009. Clinical and subclinical mastitis were prevalent in 4.3% (95% CI = 2.8, 6.5) and 11.2% (95% CI = 8.7, 14.3) of the studied animals, respectively, resulting in an overall prevalence of 15.5% (95% CI = 12.6, 18.9). Univariate analysis of the potential risk factors has depicted that mastitis was more prevalent in does with previous mastitis history, increased… CONTINUE READING
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