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Table 5 Estimated annual financial costs of blackleg in the investigated herds for both local zebu and crossbred cattle (in ‘000 USD)

From: Epidemiology and financial loss estimation of blackleg on smallholder cattle herders in Kembata Tambaro zone, Southern Ethiopia

Variables for financial costs Local zebu cattle Crossbred cattle
Av. Prodn losses (Q) Value (USD) Av. Prodn losses (Q) Value (USD)
1. Estimated milk losses 2377.6 L 1.617 4961.4 3.374
2. Annual mortality losses 94 (3.57 %) 21.32 43 (3.99 %) 13.416
3. Total work output losses 665.5 days 2.642 79 days 0.314
4. Total treated animals and costs 121 animals 0.206 89 animals 0.169
5. Vaccination coverage and costs 27 % 0.028 22 % 0.237
Total costs in zebu cattle   25.813   17.51
Annual cost per head for zebu   0.0098   0.0163
Grand total (local zebu + crossbred) 43.323   
  1. Av. Prodn losses average production losses