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A field survey on the assessment of awareness about contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP) in rural pastoral communities of Dutsinma region, Katsina state, Nigeria

Jamilu Runka Yahaya, Abdul hadi Bawa Jibia, Junaid Sanusi, Aisha Nana Bakari


A field survey was conducted to assess the level of awareness about Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP) in rural pastoral communities of Dutsinma Region, Katsina state. Structured questionnaires and methods of participatory epidemiology were employed to generate data during the survey. It was observed that CBPP level of awareness in Dutsinma region is significantly associated with risk factors (p < 0.05). The study also shows that the level of awareness is not significantly associated with age of agro pastoralist in the region (p < 0.05). It was concluded that Most of the pastoralists in the region can only recognize signs such as coughing and labored breathing which are only evident during acute stage of the disease. Therefore, subclinical or chronic CBPP forms may likely have been passed unnoticed and thus unreported. Also, CBPP level of awareness in Dutsinma region is significantly associated with risk factors (livestock stocking density, herd type and location, climate change, sharing feed and water source and extensive grazing) and hence the need for Public health sensitization campaigns and the provision of grazing and watering facilities for livestock.


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