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Table 2 Vet practitioners’ questionnaire

From: Methodology for the assessment of brucellosis management practices and its vaccination campaign: example in two Argentine districts

Items Answers Experts’ opinion Weighting
Ideal Not ideal Average [A] CV Weighted Factor [B]
The veterinarian suggests a brucellosis serological diagnostic test in case of abortions Yes No 105.0 0.199 0.210
The veterinarian suggests a brucellosis serological test in case of retained placenta, no-pregnancy or calf/calves born weak Yes No 100.0 0.176 0.200
The veterinarian suggests a brucellosis serological test in case of orchitis or epididymitis in males Yes No 63.0 0.407 0.126
The veterinarian suggests quarantine for purchased cattle Yes No 77.0 0.374 0.154
The veterinarian suggests a brucellosis serological test when purchasing females >18 months and males >6 months Yes No 120.0 0.093 0.240
The veterinarian performs a brucellosis serological test before selling cattle for reproductive reasons Yes No 35.0 0.391 0.070
  1. Legend: CV = coefficient of variation [A] Average of points distributed by the experts, per item. [B] Weighted factor per item. This value was obtained after dividing [A] by the total of points distributed by each expert (100 points). The sum of all weighted items equals 1
  2. List of items, possible answers, experts’ opinion and weighting