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Publication Health Management Survey of Taiwan Goat Industry in 2002  

Update Date: [2013-11-13]

NO.: 38

AHRI report No.38


Health Management Survey of Taiwan Goat Industry in 2002



1.Animal Health Research Institute. Council of Agricukure. Executive Yuan
2.Center for Disease Control. Taiwan

Author LAI Jyh-Mirn I. Tien-Lai HSU I, Pei-Chuan HSU 2, Yeh-Ping CHEN 1, and Jong-Rong SHIAU I

Goat livestock is a traditional husbandry in Taiwan. Even there are 33 published papers in Taiwan involving in goat diseases, nutrition, and metabolism, we don t know what is the goat farmers need. We don4 t know how many diseases that those farmers recognized and how many diseases have occurred ontheirfarms. This surveywas conductedbymailprocedure. The Epiinfo 2000. SPSS 6.0, and Excel 2000 software including non-parameter tests, Friedman s test, singed rank test and Chi-square test, were used to analyze the data. An anonymous and closed-structured questionnaire containing 6 topics was adopted. The 6 topics were: 1, Which diseases have caused the most severe economic losses on you farm; 2, Which disease is the most commonly occurred on your farm: 3, Do you know the name ofzoonosis and common diseases; 4. What were reasons foryou to cull the goats; 5, Whichvaccine do youneed andwhere do youreachthe veterinary service. Summa In this study, there were only 24 letters returned. A total of SO signed questionnair ere collected and the return rate was 11% (SO’744). Demographic data were from 11 counties. The severest economic consequences were diarrhea and arthritis. The most recognized diseases were influenza and caprine arthritis-encephalitis (CAE). The main reasons for culling were mastitis and reproductive failure. The most wanted vaccines were CAE and rotavirus vaccines. There were 38 farms (49°o) having one or more veterinary service. The names of diseases known by farmers were 5.5 in average, and the clinical signs of diseases were confused. Therefore, farmers need more help to differentiate the clinical signs. Farmers will not cull sick animals unless the infectious diseases spread easily. The demand of vaccines is also very high. In the future, we will do epidemiological surveys on the diseases that are the farmers most concern



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