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Table 4 Farmers’ ranking of the economic importance of ECF and other common diseases in their herds

From: Geographic distribution of non-clinical Theileria parva infection among indigenous cattle populations in contrasting agro-ecological zones of Uganda: implications for control strategies

AEZ Farmers interviewed (n = 209) Disease rank (economic importance)
1 2 3 4
1 WHR 16 TBDs ECF FMD NR
2 KP 36 ECF TBDs Nagana Helminths
3 LVC 15 ECF Nagana TBDs Helminths
4 NED 13 ECF TBDs Nagana NR
5 NESG 27 ECF Nagana TBDS Helminths
6 NWSG 36 ECF TBDs Nagana Helminths
7 PSG 4 Nagana TBDs Helminths NR
8 PR 38 ECF TBDs FMD Helminths
9 SWF 9 ECF FMD TBD NR
10 WSG 24 ECF TBDs FMD Helminths
  1. ECF – East Coast Fever, TBDs – Tick-borne diseases, FMD – Foot and Mouth disease, NR – No response, AEZ - Agro-Ecological Zone, NESG - North Eastern Savannah Grasslands, NED - North Eastern Drylands, KP - Kyoga Plains, NWSG - North Western Savannah Grasslands, PSG - Para-Savannah Grasslands, WSG - Western Savannah Grasslands, LVC - Lake Victoria Crescent, PR - Pastoral Rangelands, SWF - South Western Farmlands, WHR - Western Highland Ranges.