The prevalence of serum antibodies to tick-borne infections in Mbale District, Uganda: The effect of agro-ecological zone, grazing management and age of cattle

  title={The prevalence of serum antibodies to tick-borne infections in Mbale District, Uganda: The effect of agro-ecological zone, grazing management and age of cattle},
  author={Christopher M Rubaire-Akiiki and Joseph Okello-Onen and G W Nasinyama and Mette Vaarst and Edmond K Kabagambe and W. T. Mwayi and David Musunga and W. Wandukwa},
  journal={Journal of Insect Science},
  pages={23 - 27}
Between August and October 2000, a cross-sectional study was conducted in smallholder dairy farms in Mbale District, Uganda to assess the prevalence of ticks and tick-borne diseases under different grazing systems and agro-ecological zones and understand the circumstances under which farmers operated. A questionnaire was administered to obtain information on dairy farm circumstances and practices. A total of 102 farms were visited and sera and ticks were collected from 478 animals. Sero… CONTINUE READING


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