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The estimated long-term impact of tsetse control on the size of the population of cattle in the Didessa Valley, western Ethiopia .
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PMID:  8619286     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The long-term impact of tsetse control on cattle population size in the Didessa Valley, western Ethiopia, was analysed using an age-structured population model. A prior analytical assessment revealed that the risk of cattle dying in the tsetse-unprotected villages ranged from 4 to 9 times higher than in the tsetse-protected village. Model results show that during a period of 10 years the cattle population in the tsetse-protected village of Meti is likely to increase from 167 to 583 animals, while that in the adjacent tsetse-unprotected village of Gale remains almost constant. Model simulations also predict that improving the survival rate of calves in the tsetse-unprotected villages of Taikiltu and Temoloko (which presently have calf mortality rates of up to 35% would bring a substantial increase in their cattle population.
A Jemal; D Justic; M E Hugh-Jones
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary research communications     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0165-7380     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. Res. Commun.     Publication Date:  1995  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-06-07     Completed Date:  1996-06-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8100520     Medline TA:  Vet Res Commun     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  479-85     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Epidemiology and Community Health, Coastal Ecology Institute, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Cattle Diseases / epidemiology,  mortality,  prevention & control*
Ethiopia / epidemiology
Insect Control*
Models, Biological
Population Density
Survival Rate
Trypanosomiasis / mortality,  prevention & control,  veterinary*
Tsetse Flies*

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