Journal of
Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health

  • Abbreviation: J. Vet. Med. Anim. Health
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2529
  • DOI: 10.5897/JVMAH
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 402

Article in Press

Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia: Farmers Knowledge, Attitude and Practice towards the Disease in Selected Districts of Western Ethiopia

Tesfaye Mersha Cherinnat and Motuma Debelo Dibaba DVM

  •  Received: 10 August 2022
  •  Accepted: 24 October 2022
Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP) is a highly contagious disease of cattle caused by Mycoplasma mycoidessubsp.mycoides small colony (MmmSC). A cross-sectional study design was conducted in selected district of East Wollega and West Showa zones of western Ethiopia to assessthe knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) of farmers towards CBPP disease. Therefore, a total of 113 households were purposively selected and interviewed with structured questionnaire. Thus, the summary of KAP questionnaire result indicated there was knowledge and attitude gap among the study farmers related to CBPP disease occurrence in general. Besides, majority of farmers were practicing poor animal husbandry that created favorable conditions for the distribution of the disease in the community. Therefore, cattle herders should be made aware of about the general characteristics of disease and its controlling option through veterinary extension and farmers training. Additionally, to deal with CBPP disease further an assessment with large coverage and as a country designing and applying of controlling options is an essential.

Keywords: CBPP, KAP, Farmers, veterinary extension, Western Ethiopia