Schaten, K. et al

Domestic animal health data from Mambwe District, Zambia (2013)

The dataset describes the results of a laboratory analysis investigating the presence of various infectious agents in goats, cattle, pigs, dogs and sheep from Mambwe District, Eastern Province, Zambia. Blood samples were collected in June, July and August 2013 and stored on Whatman FTA (Flinders Technology Associates) cards. Laboratory analysis was conducted using polymerase chain reactions (PCR) for African trypanosomes and tick-borne infections. In addition, serum was tested for Brucella using the Rose Bengal test. Cattle and dogs were tested for African trypanosomes, tick-borne infections and Brucella. Goats and sheep were tested for African trypanosomes and Brucella. Pigs were tested for African trypanosomes only. The objective was to evaluate the health status of domestic animals in the Mambwe District. This work was conducted alongside a human wellbeing questionnaire survey. The research was part of a wider research project, the Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa Consortium (DDDAC). The research was funded by NERC project no NE/J000701/1 with support from the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation Programme (ESPA).

Publication date: 2017-08-30

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Format of the dataset : Comma-separated values (CSV)

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This resource is made available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

You must cite: Schaten, K.; Machila, N.; Chirwa, C.; Shaw, A.P.M.; Mashili, J.; Hang'andu, F.; Simukonda, S.; Simuunza, M.; Anderson, N.E.; MacLeod, E.T.; Thrusfield, M.; Welburn, S.C. (2017). Domestic animal health data from Mambwe District, Zambia (2013). NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/f81ede76-a1d4-4367-aa8c-de087350457e

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2013-06-01    to    2013-08-31

Provenance & quality

Blood samples were collected from domestic animals at the household level alongside a structured questionnaire survey. The work was preceded by a census, which provided the sample frame from which the study households were randomly selected, so as to provide the minimum sample size of animal-owning households necessary for estimating trypanosomiasis prevalence. Written consent was obtained prior to commencing the sampling. A total of 473 goats, 340 cattle, 246 pigs, 199 dogs and 22 sheep were sampled. Blood samples were collected from ear veins and stored on Whatman (Flinders Technology Associates) FTA cards prior to analysis for African trypanosomes and tick-borne infections. Trypanosomes were identified using the ITS-PCR (Internal transcribed spacer - Polymerase chain reaction) and tick-borne infections were identified using reverse line blotting. Blood samples were collected from the jugular vein for brucellosis and serum analysed using the Rose Bengal Test. Only sexually mature animals were tested for brucellosis. Data were collated in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet and exported as a comma separated file for ingestion into the Environmental Information Data Centre (EIDC).

Correspondence/contact details

Anderson, N.E.
The University of Edinburgh
The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and The Roslin Institute Easter Bush Campus
Edinburgh
Midlothian
EH25 9RG
United Kingdom
Neil.anderson@ed.ac.uk

Authors

Schaten, K.
The University of Edinburgh
Machila, N.
University of Zambia
Chirwa, C.
Lusaka Apex Medical University
Shaw, A.P.M.
The University of Edinburgh
Mashili, J.
Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, Zambia
Hang'andu, F.
Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, Zambia
Simukonda, S.
Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, Zambia
Simuunza, M.
University of Zambia
Anderson, N.E.
The University of Edinburgh
MacLeod, E.T.
The University of Edinburgh
Thrusfield, M.
The University of Edinburgh
Welburn, S.C.
The University of Edinburgh

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Environmental Information Data Centre
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre

Spatial

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Tabular (text)

Tags

Topic categories
Farming , Health
Keywords
Anaplasma,  Babesia,  Brucella,  Cattle,  Dogs,  Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa Consortium (DDDAC),  Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA),  Ehrlichia,  Goats,  Luangwa Valley Mambwe District Pigs,  Rickettsia,  Sheep,  Theileria,  tick-borne infection,  trypanosome,  Veterinary science,  Zambia