Tsouloufi T.K., MacVicar I.S., Donnison L.M., Smyth K.L., Peters A.R. 2023. Systematic map of the most recent evidence (2010–2019) on ruminant production-limiting disease prevalence and associated mortality in Ethiopia. Frontiers in Veterinary Science. Sec. Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics. Volume 10 - 2023. DOI: 10.3389/fvets.2023.995213
The aim of this study was to collate and synthesize the published evidence on ruminant disease frequency and disease-associated mortality in Ethiopia, by identifying knowledge gaps and clusters in the literature to provide the basis for a decision-making tool.
Disease-associated livestock morbidity and mortality have become a highly relevant topic for international policy and research in Ethiopia, and a considerable number of research initiatives have been generated over recent years, resulting in an increasing volume of evidence. Although there have been some comprehensive efforts to collate evidence for specific ruminant diseases in the country, no systematic mapping of the whole body of evidence has so far been undertaken. This significant knowledge gap poses a challenge for decision-makers who strive to define the problem and establish its magnitude.
The objective of this systematic mapping review was to: (i) collate and synthesize the published evidence on ruminant disease frequency and disease-associated mortality in Ethiopia, (ii) identify knowledge gaps and clusters in the literature in order to inform future research, and (iii) provide the basis for a decision-making tool in the livestock sector.
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