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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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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


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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Farm Animals
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
630 Agriculture
Date:July 2009
Deposited On:13 Jul 2009 05:37
Last Modified:30 Oct 2014 16:02
Publisher:Hans Huber
Publisher DOI:10.1024/0036-7281.151.7.317

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