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  1. Assessment of Small Ruminant Welfare in Ethiopia – An Abattoir-Based Study

    Contributor(s):: Bekele, Tizeta, Szonyi, Barbara, Feleke, Aklilu, Grace, Delia

    This paper presents the results of a cross-sectional study assessing the welfare of sheep and goats in a large abattoir in central Ethiopia, using qualitative and quantitative approaches. A total of 384 nonhuman animals (192 sheep and 192 goats) underwent clinical examination and behavioral...

  2. Evaluating the Efficacy of Knowledge-Transfer Interventions on Animal Health Knowledge of Rural Working Equid Owners in Central Ethiopia: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial

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    | Contributor(s):: Andrew P. Stringer, Rob M. Christley, Catriona E. Bell, Feseha Gebreab, Gebre Tefera, Karen Reed, Andrew Trawford, Gina L. Pinchbeck

    The objectives of this study were to evaluate the efficacy of several knowledge-transfer interventions about donkey health, utilizing a cluster-randomized controlled trial (c-RCT), on the long-term knowledge change (∼6 months post intervention) of Ethiopian rural working equid owners....

  3. Prioritizing zoonotic diseases in Ethiopia using a one health approach

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    | Contributor(s):: Emily G.Pieracci, Aron J.Hall, Radhika Gharpure, Abraham Haile, Elias Walelign, Asefa Deressa, Getahun Bahiru, Meron Kibebe, Henry Walke, Ermias Belay

    Background Ethiopia has the second largest human population in Africa and the largest livestock population on the continent. About 80% of Ethiopians are dependent on agriculture and have direct contact with livestock or other domestic animals. As a result, the country is vulnerable to the...

  4. Understanding Factors Influencing Dog Owners' Intention to Vaccinate Against Rabies Evaluated Using Health Belief Model Constructs

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    | Contributor(s):: Tariku Jibat Beyene, Beakal Mindaye, Samson Leta, Natalia Cernicchiaro, Crawford W. Revie

    Ethiopia has one of the highest incidence levels of human rabies in Africa, with 3–7 deaths per 100,000 people annually. The country has no official rabies control programme, despite the availability of an effective canine vaccine to control rabies. To support effective rabies control, an...

  5. Farmers' perceptions of the impacts of human- wildlife conflict on their livelihood and natural resource management efforts in Cheha Woreda of Guraghe Zone, Ethiopia

    | Contributor(s):: Mojo, Dagne, Rothschuh, Jessica, Alebachew, Mehari

  6. Quiha rock shelter, Ethiopia :implications for domestication

    | Contributor(s):: Barnett, Tertia

  7. Local tolerance of hyena attacks in east Hararge Region, Ethiopia

    | Contributor(s):: Baynes-Rock, M.

  8. Expeditionary forces and herpetological discoveries in Antiquity

    | Contributor(s):: Barbara, Sebastien

  9. Snakes that drink water, wine, or blood: what do snakes drink according to ancient sources?

    | Contributor(s):: Trinquier, Jean

  10. Farmers' perceptions of livestock, agriculture, and natural resources in the rural Ethiopian highlands

    | Contributor(s):: Tschopp, R., Aseffa, A., Schelling, E., Zinsstag, J.

    Increasing human and livestock populations in Ethiopia are leading to a growing demand for food and feed. Cereal cropping is highly prioritized at the cost of the livestock subsector and the environment. Grazing land is decreasing, leading to overstocking and overgrazing of pastures, thus fueling...

  11. Ethiopian village dogs: behavioural responses to a stranger's approach

    | Contributor(s):: Ortolani, A., Vernooij, H., Coppinger, R.

    We studied the behavioural ecological characteristics of free-roaming dogs (Canis familiaris) in four Ethiopian villages via observational surveys. The Ethiopian village dogs surveyed in this study have similar characteristics to other free-roaming dog populations in the world: (1) they are...

  12. The husbandry, welfare and health of captive African civets ( Vivera civetica ) in western Ethiopa

    | Contributor(s):: Tolosa, T., Regassa, F.

    A study was carried out during the period from September 2001 to August 2002 in Jimma zone, western Ethiopia to evaluate the husbandry and health of captive African civets (Vivera civetica). Wild civets were found in the wild in all 13 of the districts in the zone, although traditional...

  13. Ethnoarchaeozoology on hide working: Study of two hideworkers households in Konso (Ethiopia)

    | Contributor(s):: Lesur-Gebremariam, Josephine

  14. Flathead mullet and its status of exception in Moorish society (Mauritania) game for Imragen fishermen, meat for pastoralists

    | Contributor(s):: Boulay, Sebastien

  15. From animals' categories to social categories ordinary and extraordinary in consumption of meat among the Tuaregs (Tagaraygarayt, Niger)

    | Contributor(s):: Cabalion, Sarah

  16. The crested porcupine, Hystrix cristata L., 1758, in Italy

    | Contributor(s):: Masseti, Marco, Albarella, Umberto, Mazzorin, Jacopo De Grossi

  17. The Gamo hideworkers of southwestern Ethiopia and Cross-Cultural Comparisons

    | Contributor(s):: Arthur, Kathryn J. Weedman