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Table 1 Socio-demographic features and ethnoveterinary experiences of participants (n = 24)

From: Botanical ethnoveterinary therapies used by agro-pastoralists of Fafan zone, Eastern Ethiopia

Characteristics Category level Frequency Percentage (%)
Sex Male 22 91
Female 2 9
Age 25–40 3 12
41–55 9 38
56–70 12 50
Residence Rural 21 88
Urban 3 12
Educational status Formal 5 21
Religious 18 75
Illiterate 1 4
Level of ethnoveterinary practice experience (years) < 10 2 9
10–20 6 25
21–30 10 41
  >30 6 25
Source of ethnoveterinary healing knowledge Religious institution 7 29
Family members or decedents 11 46
Close friends and colleagues 4 16
Other senior traditional healers 2 9
Mode of ethnoveterinary service delivery Always charging 3 12
Sometimes charging 12 50
Free (not charging) 9 38