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Table 3 Results of questionnaire on risk factors and awareness of cattle owners on bovine tuberculosis

From: Prevalence and risk factors for infection of bovine tuberculosis in indigenous cattle in the Serengeti ecosystem, Tanzania

Category Variable Level Responses
    n %
Practices Types of grazing system Communal pasture 107 99.1
Communal/own pasture 0 0
Own field/paddocks 1 0.9
  Receiving veterinary service No 3 2.8
Yes 105 97.2
  Contact of livestock with wild animals at water sources No 12 11.1
Yes 96 88.9
  Moving animals close to protected areas searching for grazing land No 17 15.7
Yes 91 84.3
  Source of water for livestock Shared/communal 106 98.1
Own/communal watering points 2 1.9
Knowledge of bTB Heard about bovine tuberculosis No 70 64.8
Yes 38 35.2
  If yes, knowledge on transmission No 15 39.5
Yes 23 60.5
  Awareness of bTB in wildlife No 87 80.6
Yes 21 19.4
  Presence of any coughing animal in the herd No 60 55.6
Yes 48 44.4
  Presence of very thin and emaciated animals in the herd No 38 35.2
Yes 70 64.8
  Presence of both emaciated and coughing animals in the herd No 54 50.0
Yes 54 50.0
  Condemnation of a lung with nodular bTB like lesions No 94 87.0
   Yes 14 13.0
  1. Owners (n = 108) on bovine tuberculosis in cattle and wildlife.