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Table 1 Epidemiological data and prevalence of E. ruminantium infection in cattle included in the study

From: Detection of Ehrlichia ruminantium infection in cattle in Cameroon

Characteristics Location Total/positive/% p value (from Chi square)
SDR no. examined/positive/% UFR no. examined/positive/%
Total 82/11/13.4 100/1/1 182/12/6.6 0.001
Sex
 Female 22/2/9.1 69/1/1.4 91/3/3.3 0.073
 Male 60/9/15 31/0/0 91/9/9.9  
Breed
 Gudali (Zebu) 76/10/13.2 100/1/1 176/11/6.3 0.312
 Simgouda 6/1/16.7 0/0/0 6/1/16.7  
Clinical status
 Apparently healthy 72/10/13.9 100/1/1 172/11/6.4 0.655
 Suspected heartwater 10/1/10 0/0/0 10/1/10  
Age range (months)
 < 9 0/0/0 7/0/0 7/0/0  
 9–24 53/8/15.1 45/0/0 98/8/8.2  
 > 24 29/3/10.3 48/1/2.1 77/4/5.2  
Tick control
 Intensive 82/11/13.4 0/0/0 82/11/13.4 0.001
 Strategic 0/0/0 100/1/1 100/1/1  
Management system
 Semi-intensive 82/11/13.4 0/0/0 82/11/13.4 0.001
 Extensive 0/0/0 100/1/1 100/1/1  
 Tick infestation +++ +   
 Mean A. variegatum count/cattle 2 10   
  1. +++, heavy tick infestation; +, sparse tick infestation; (%), prevalence
  2. SDR SODEPA Dumbo ranch, UFR upper farms ranch, ANAPRI Associazione Nazionale Allevatori Pezzata Rossa Italiana, UNIUD Università di Udine, Italiana, MINEPIA Ministere de L’Elevage, des Peches et des Industries Animales (MINEPIA), Cameroon
  3. aTrade name of SODEPA for a synthetic breed of cattle which SODEPA has obtained in partnership with ANAPRI/UNIUD and MINEPIA
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