Contributors: Davide Pravettoni, Chiara Galasso, Eleonora Coppoletta, Antonio Boccardo, Alessia Libera Gazzonis, M.T. Manfredi, Giulia Sala
... Data regarding serological invesigation for neospora positivity and abortion in a herd, over a study period of 5 years. Data consented the evaluation of a program for controlling bovine neosporosis based only on the use of beef semen, without culling seropositive animals.
Data for: Using longitudinal syndromic surveillance to describe small ruminant health in village production systems in Myanmar
Contributors: Angus Campbell, Elsa Glanville, Nandar Hlaing, Jenny Hanks, Ei Phyu
Contributors: Joseph Belgrad, Md. Sadeque Abdullah, Md. Harun Rashid, Md Ahasanul Hoque, Md. Abu Sayeed, sawkat Anwer, Md. Ashiqur Rahman
... These data include following information regarding households sampled in Chittagong, Bangladesh: chicken and duck population size; household type (mixed versus single farming) and location; bird ages, sex, breed, and vaccination status against NDV. Data were also collected on Farmers’ socio-economic status such as education level and primary sources of income. Data on household management practices included source of chicken feed, proximity to commercial poultry farms, poultry housing type, cleaning practices, litter and dead chicken disposal, and primary challenges to poultry farming. Sero-positivity for NDV and results of HI are also included for chickens testing sero-positive for NDV.
Data for: Effects of natural infection by L. borgpetersenii serovar Hardjo type Hardjo-bovis and L. interrogans serovar Pomona, and leptospiral vaccination, on sheep growth
Contributors: Emilie Vallee, Jackie Benschop, Peter Wilson, Anne Ridler, Julie Collins-Emerson, Cord Heuer
... This dataset contains repeated measures (weights) of sheep vaccinated or not against Leptospira Hardjo and Pomona using a commercial vaccine. The animals come from commercial sheep and beef farms in New Zealand.
Data for: New approaches to pharmacosurveillance for monitoring prescription frequency, diversity, and co-prescription in a large sentinel network of companion animals in the United Kingdom
Contributors: David Singleton, Susan Dawson, Nicola Williams, Elena Arsevska, Alan Radford, PJ Noble, Fernando Sánchez-Vizcaíno, Philip Jones, Gina Pinchbeck
... This file contains a suggested classification hierarchy by which pharmaceutical agents prescribed to companion animals could be summarised.
Data for: Cow- and herd-level factors associated with lameness in small-scale grazing dairy herds in Brazil
Contributors: José Alfredo Bran Agudelo, Stephen LeBlanc, Marina von Keyserlingk, Rolnei R Daros, Maria José Hötzel
... Data and R code for individual and group level analyses of factors associated with lameness in small-scale grazing dairy herds
Contributors: Daniel Linhares, Chong Wang, Marcelo Nunes de Almeida, Jeff Zimmerman
Contributors: Maria Jose Hotzel, José Alfredo Bran Agudelo, Rolnei R Daros, Marina von Keyserlingk
... Data and R-code on a cross-sectional survey conducted with small-scale dairy cattle farmers in Brazil on lameness in dairy cows.
Data on a survey conducted with farmers on lameness in cows in grazing dairy farms visited twice in Brazil, 2015
Contributors: José Bran, Rolnei R Daros, Marina von Keyserlingk, Maria José Hötzel
... The dataset is the result of a cross-sectional survey conducted with farmers in small-scale grazing dairy herds in Brazil. All the farms (n = 44) were visited twice in 2015. We applied a questionnaire on a common health and welfare issue in dairy cattle worldwide: lameness (abnormal locomotion). In addition, a trained veterinarian in gait scoring assessed the locomotion of all the lactating cows at the farms. The main interest we had with the present research was to know how much the farmers knew about lameness in dairy cows, what was the relative importance of lameness within the dairy herd common health issues, how aware the farmers were regarding the occurrence of this problem, and what preventative measures were used at the farms. We found that lameness was a common issue at the visited farms and also that farmers found lameness a secondary health problem at their farms. The farmers made estimates of lameness prevalence that were lower than the veterinarian's estimates. The farmers did not practice commonly preventative measures to avoid the occurrence of lameness. This information is important in order to design preventative veterinary approach in small-scale dairy farms in Brazil and may be useful to think on building population medicine strategies in small-scale dairy farms in another countries. Altogether the information is a good evidence that the control and prevention animal health issues require more than technical solutions: also, human perspectives should be considered.
Data and R-code on a cross-sectional study on epidemiological factors associated with lameness in small-scale grazing dairy farms visited twice in 2015 in Brazil
Contributors: José Bran, Rolnei R Darós, Marina von Keyserlingk, Stephen LeBlanc, Maria J. Hötzel
... The data corresponds to a cross-sectional study on lameness (abnormal locomotion) in grazing dairy cows. The study was designed to assess the lameness occurrence and the associated epidemiological factors on a sample of herds in Brazil. We found a high occurrence of lameness in cows in the visited farms, however the prevalence and incidence was very variable. Additionally we describe some epidemiological factors associated with lameness both at the cow-and herd-level. Please note that due to the cross-sectional nature of the study, causal inferences on the associations should be avoided. Additional information on the interpretation of data can be found on the manuscript that we published previously: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prevetmed.2018.01.006.