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Table 9 Description of access to veterinary services and disease control practices in the farm as reported during the calf recruitment visit

From: Design and descriptive epidemiology of the Infectious Diseases of East African Livestock (IDEAL) project, a longitudinal calf cohort study in western Kenya

   Frequency Percent
Access to veterinary services 544   
Yes   461 84.7
No   83 15.3
Type of Veterinary support 461   
Private animal health worker   264 57.3
Government animal health worker   176 38.2
Veterinary drug supplier   23 5.0
Farmer   10 2.2
Tick-control 548   
Yes   498 90.9
No   50 9.1
Application method 498   
Spraying whole body   462 92.7
Spraying legs only   9 1.8
Pour on   6 1.2
Hand dressing   25 5.0
Dipping   8 1.6
Other (traditional,manual removal)   10 2
Worm control 548   
Yes   309 56.4
No   239 43.6
Application method 309   
Drench   265 85.8
Bollet   47 15.2
Others (injectables/unknown)   2 0.6
Traditional   5 1.6
Trypanosome control 548   
Yes   98 17.9
No   450 82.1
Method used 98   
Spraying whole body   51 52.0
Chemotherapy   32 32.7
Pour-on   10 10.2
Other (dipping/head dressing/    
unknown)   8 8.2
Use of Vaccines 546   
Yes   284 52.0
No   262 48.0
Frequency of use 277   
Routinely   9 2.9
When need arises   269 97.1
Vaccine type used 284   
Unknown   230 81.0
Anthrax   8 2.8
Black quarter   11 3.9
Contagious Bovine Pleural Pneumonia   1 0.4
Foot and mouth disease   25 8.8
Lumpy skin disease   18 6.3
Other   6 2.1