Importance of livestock diseases identified using participatory epidemiology in the highlands of Ethiopia

Livestock are a major source of livelihoods of smallholder farmers in the highlands of Ethiopia. However, infectious diseases are a key constraint in livestock production. This study aimed to understand the perceptions of livestock producers of the importance and epidemiology of livestock diseases. Participatory tools were used to identify and rank livestock species, major livestock diseases and their epidemiological patterns in smallholder systems.