Importance of bovine mastitis in Africa

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dc.contributor.author Motaung, Thabiso E.
dc.contributor.author Petrovski, Kiro R.
dc.contributor.author Petzer, Inge-Marie
dc.contributor.author Thekisoe, Oriel
dc.contributor.author Tsilo, Toi J.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-12T06:15:40Z
dc.date.issued 2017-06
dc.description.abstract Bovine mastitis is an important animal production disease that affects the dairy industry globally. Studies have estimated the prevalence of this disease in approximately 30% of African countries, with the highest prevalence found in Ethiopia. This is despite the wide cattle distribution in Africa, and the largest number of dairy farms and herds in countries such as South Africa, Kenya and Uganda. Furthermore, the estimated financial losses due to direct and indirect impacts of bovine mastitis are lacking in this continent. Therefore, intensive research efforts will help determine the continent-wide economic impacts and advance careful monitoring of disease prevalence and epidemiology. Here, published cases supporting the occurrence and importance of bovine mastitis in certain regions of Africa are outlined. en_ZA
dc.description.department Production Animal Studies en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2017-12-30
dc.description.librarian hj2017 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship The National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa [SFP14070774252] en_ZA
dc.description.uri https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/animal-health-research-reviews en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Motaung, T.E., Petrovski, K.R., Petzer, I.M., Thekisoe, O. & Tsilo, T.J. 2017, 'Importance of bovine mastitis in Africa', Animal Health Research Reviews, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 58-69. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1466-2523 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1475-2654 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1017/S1466252317000032
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/62231
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press en_ZA
dc.rights © Cambridge University Press 2017 en_ZA
dc.subject Africa en_ZA
dc.subject Economic impact en_ZA
dc.subject Bovine mastitis en_ZA
dc.subject Milk production en_ZA
dc.subject Somatic cell count (SCC) en_ZA
dc.subject Isothermal amplification assay en_ZA
dc.subject Systematic reviews en_ZA
dc.subject Mycobacterium bovis en_ZA
dc.subject Clinical mastitis en_ZA
dc.subject Bacterial pathogens en_ZA
dc.subject Subclinical mastitis en_ZA
dc.subject Dairy cows en_ZA
dc.subject Bulk tank milk en_ZA
dc.subject Somatic cell count (SCC) en_ZA
dc.subject Mastitis en_ZA
dc.title Importance of bovine mastitis in Africa en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA


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