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Stuber, B; Ochs, H; Tschuor, A; Zanolari, P; Danuser, J; Perler, L (2009). Tierhalter mit gezielt erhöhter "Disease Awareness" für die Blauzungenkrankheit: Ein neuer Ansatz in der Seuchenüberwachung. Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde, 151(7):317-321.

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Abstract

Livestock owners with specifi cally increased
disease awareness for Bluetongue: A new
approach to disease surveillance
For the fi rst time in Switzerland, specifi cally trained
livestock owners were included in a national disease
surveillance program by the Federal Veterinary Offi
ce. A questionnaire on data about clinical and epidemiological
aspects of Bluetongue Disease (BT) as well
as on herd management was completed by 26 sheep
owners three months after they had attended a training
course about BT. The control group, consisted of
264 randomly selected sheep and cattle owners who
had not visited a training course. Results showed that
disease awareness for BT after attending the training
course was considerably increased. This was especially
evident in the better knowledge of the participants
about the great number of possible symptoms. Training
courses with the objective of increased disease
awareness of livestock owners are an effi cient, costeffective
instrument in control programs for exotic
diseases.
Keywords: livestock owners, training course, disease
awareness, Bluetongue Disease, surveillance program

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Farm Animals > Division of Herd Health
DDC:570 Life sciences; biology
630 Agriculture
Date:July 2009
Deposited On:13 Jul 2009 07:37
Last Modified:27 Nov 2013 17:32
Publisher:Hans Huber
ISSN:0036-7281
Publisher DOI:10.1024/0036-7281.151.7.317
Citations:Web of Science®. Times Cited: 2
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