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Spatiotemporal patterns of clinical bovine dermatophilosis in Zimbabwe 1995–2014

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dc.contributor.author Ndhlovu, Felistas
dc.contributor.author Ndhlovu, Daud N.
dc.contributor.author Chikerema, Sylvester M.
dc.contributor.author Masocha, Mhosisi
dc.contributor.author Nyagura, Mudavanhu
dc.contributor.author Pfukenyi, Davies M.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-30T13:48:42Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-30T13:48:42Z
dc.date.issued 2017-06
dc.identifier.citation Ndhlovu, F., Ndhlovu, D.N., Chikerema, S.M., Masocha, M., Nyagura, M. & Pfukenyi, D.M., 2017, ‘Spatiotemporal patterns of clinical bovine dermatophilosis in Zimbabwe 1995–2014’, Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research 84(1), a1386. https://doi.org/10.4102/ojvr. v84i1.1386 en_US
dc.identifier.issn (Online) 2219-0635
dc.identifier.issn (Print) 0030-2465
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10646/3855
dc.description.abstract A retrospective study of clinical bovine dermatophilosis outbreaks and cases for the period 1995–2014 was conducted, using data obtained from the Division of Veterinary Services (DVS). A total of 3856 outbreaks and 26 659 cases of dermatophilosis were reported countrywide during this period. The post rainy season accounted for 37.9% of the outbreaks followed by the rainy season (26.7%), cold dry season (22.1%) and the hot dry season (13.2%). A retrospective space–time scan statistic in SaTScanTM was used to detect clusters. From this study, it was evident that dermatophilosis was spreading from the north-west of Zimbabwe through the central to the north-east during the period 2010–2014. Five clusters were identified mainly in the central and north-western regions of Zimbabwe. The primary cluster was centred at Ungwe, Gokwe district in Midlands; the second, third, fourth and fifth likely clusters were centred at Bonga (Mashonaland Central), ARDA (Mashonaland West), Nsenga (Matabeleland North) and Zanda in Gokwe, respectively. The findings of this study suggest the continued spread of dermatophilosis across the country; as such the Department of Livestock and Veterinary Services are advised to develop measures aimed at managing this spread such as dipping, quarantine, movement control and raising farmer awareness. en_US
dc.language.iso en_ZW en_US
dc.publisher OASIS Publishing en_US
dc.subject Bovine en_US
dc.subject Dermatophilosis en_US
dc.subject SaTScanTM en_US
dc.title Spatiotemporal patterns of clinical bovine dermatophilosis in Zimbabwe 1995–2014 en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.contributor.authoremail dpfukas@gmail.com en_US


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