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Basic Research Journal of Agricultural Science and Review ISSN 2315-6880 Vol. 8(1), pp. 022-028 August 2020 Copyright© 2020 Basic Research Journals

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Assessment of major reproductive health problems of dairy cattle in small scale dairy farm and associated risk factors


Abriham Kebede1* and Belay Angessa2


1*School of Veterinary Medicine, College of Medical and Health Science, Wollega University, P.O.Box, 395, Nekemte, Ethiopia.

2Animal health profession at Sebata Hewass woreda, Ethiopia.


*Corresponding author email: abrahamkebede2016@gmail.com, Mobile phone no: +251-917-813-830


Received 08 August, 2020; Acceptance 18 August 2020; Published 06 August, 2020




A cross sectional study design was carried out from August to December, 2017 at selected small scale dairy farms, Sebeta-Hawas Town, Addis Ababa Special Zone, Ethiopia. The aims of this survey were to determine major dairy cattle reproductive health problems and assess associated risk factors of dairy cattle in the study areas. Purposive sampling technique was used to select study dairy farms and participants. Semi-structured questionnaire was employed to collect the data. The collected data were analyzed by using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) version 21. In this survey, 55 study respondents indicated that mastitis (56.4%) and hypocalcaemia (21.8%) were the major dairy reproductive health problems of dairy cattle followed by brucellosis (12.7%), tick infestation (5.45%) and abortion (3.64%) in the study farms. Among assessed risk factors, management system was found to be associated with the occurrence of the problems and there was statistical significant difference (p<0.001). However; there was no statistical significant difference between the occurrence of the health problems and body condition score (p>0.05).The study concluded that there were major dairy cattle reproductive health problems in the study farms. Therefore; awareness creation of the community and giving attention to the sector should be considered in order to design effective prevention and Control Strategies in the areas.


Keywords: Dairy Cattle, health Problems, Small Scale Farms, Sebeta-Hawas Town


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