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Table 3 Frequently observed clinical signs of trypanosomosis according to respondents’ perception

From: Farmers’ perception of impacts of bovine trypanosomosis and tsetse fly in selected districts in Baro-Akobo and Gojeb river basins, Southwestern Ethiopia

Clinical signs Gimbo (N = 42) Guraferda (N = 41) Total (N = 83)
n % n % n %
Ruffled hair 38 90.5 28 68.3 66 79.5
Progressive emaciation 36 85.7 22 53.7 58 69.9
Physical weakness 36 85.7 22 53.7 58 69.9
Anorexia 27 64.3 24 58.5 51 61.5
Reduced production/performance 29 69.1 13 31.7 42 50.6
Eating soil 14 33.3 22 53.7 36 43.4
Diarrhoea 15 35.7 16 39.0 31 37.4
Constipation 10 23.8 13 31.7 23 27.7
Lacrimation of eyes 11 26.2 11 26.8 22 26.5
Death 7 16.7 7 17.1 14 16.9
Coughing 3 7.1 8 19.5 11 13.3
Abortion 7 16.7 3 7.3 10 12.1
Swelling of lymph node 6 14.3 4 9.8 10 12.1
Loss of hair 6 14.3 2 4.9 8 9.6
Salivation 4 9.5 3 7.3 7 8.4
Others 9 21.4 8 19.5 17 20.5