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Research Paper | Agriculture and Animal Sciences | Ivory Coast | Volume 9 Issue 10, October 2020
Management of the Trypanosomal Risk by Livestock Farmers in the Agropastoral Zone of Cote dIvoire
K. I. Kouadio | M. Koffi | D. P. Sokouri
Abstract: The aim of this study is to analyse trypanosomal risk management practices by cattle breeders in the agropastoral zone of Cote d'Ivoire, where trypanosomal risk remains high. During individual interviews, a semi-open questionnaire was submitted to 36 cattle breeders in the departments of Ferkess?dougou and Bouna to gather information on the structure of their various livestock holdings, animal health and trypanosomal risk management practices. None of the farmers surveyed practised tsetse fly control individually or collectively. However, all farmers use trypanocidal molecules (isometamidium chloride and diminazene aceturate) to treat their animals as a preventive or curative measure. These treatments are frequent and are under-dosed in 16.17% of cases, thus running the risk of inducing resistance to trypanocide molecules in livestock farms.
Keywords: trypanosomal risk, management, trypanocides, breeders, Cote d'Ivoire
Edition: Volume 9 Issue 10, October 2020,
Pages: 1617 - 1622