Multispecies livestock rearing in developing countries – a challenge to collect, present and interpret surveillance data

Zaw Win, T. T., Campbell, A., Magalhaes, R. J. S., Oo, K. N. and Henning, J. (2017). Multispecies livestock rearing in developing countries – a challenge to collect, present and interpret surveillance data. In: Proceedings of the 3rd International Animal Health Surveillance Conference: Beyond animal health surveillance. 3rd International Animal Health Surveillance Conference, Rotorua, New Zealand, (109-112). 30 April - 4 May 2017.

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Author Zaw Win, T. T.
Campbell, A.
Magalhaes, R. J. S.
Oo, K. N.
Henning, J.
Title of paper Multispecies livestock rearing in developing countries – a challenge to collect, present and interpret surveillance data
Conference name 3rd International Animal Health Surveillance Conference
Conference location Rotorua, New Zealand
Conference dates 30 April - 4 May 2017
Convener New Zealand Veterinary Association
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 3rd International Animal Health Surveillance Conference: Beyond animal health surveillance   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Wellington, New Zealand
Publisher New Zealand Veterinary Association
Publication Year 2017
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
ISSN 2253-6568
Start page 109
End page 112
Total pages 4
Collection year 2018
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The Central Dry Zone (CDZ) is one of the most important livestock production areas of Myanmar. This region supports 10 million people whose livelihoods depend on small-scale, dry-land agriculture, but it is also one of the poorest regions of Myanmar. Livestock production is a major income source for farmers in the CDZ. Multi-species rearing of livestock is common under the challenging climatic conditions of the CDZ. There is a need to understand the limitations and opportunities for livestock production, health and marketing in the multispecies environment of CDZ in order to develop methods to improve livestock production outputs and to establish a disease surveillance system that addresses the challenges of multispecies rearing. In this research project, quantitative survey techniques were used to compile data on livestock production, health and trading from cattle, sheep and goat and village chicken farmers in 40 villages of the CDZ. Survey-design based regression modelling was used to quantify factors affecting livestock production, biosecurity and health in the CDZ. Our results highlight that livestock management, disease prevention methods, biosecurity practices and even farmer’s awareness towards disease control differ between livestock species ownership groups. The characteristics, constraints and opportunities of speciesspecific production and marketing have to be considered in order to develop efficient, reliable and relevant strategies to improve production and to establish a holistic disease surveillance system for multispecies livestock rearing households.
Keyword Livestock production
Central dry zone
Small scale farmers
Health
Livelihood
Smallholder
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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