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Incidence of African swine fever and its socio-economic implications on pig production in Lagos state, Nigeria

  • A O K Adesehinwa (a1) and J O Saka (a1)

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The significant contribution of pig production in the supply of high quality protein in Nigeria is evident in the rapid increase in number of pig farms witnessed recently. However, African Swine Fever (ASF) has since ravaged pig farms and consequently resulted in loss of farmers’ investments especially in some parts of the Southwest Agro-ecological zone of Nigeria (Majiyagbe et al., 2004; Otesile et al., 2005; Olugasa and Ijagbone, 2007). Putting the growth of the enterprise back on track requires proper assessment of the socio-economic environment surrounding the spread of the disease with the aim of determining the extent of infection, the consequences in terms of mortality of animals and loss of revenue alongside identifying farm specific factors that could have contributed to the spread. This study thus investigated the incidence of ASF and its socio-economic implications on pig enterprise in the zone.

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Majiyagbe, K.A., Shamaki, D., Luther, N.J. and Udeani, T.K.C. (2004). Vom J. Vet Res. Vol.1, 138–153
Olugasa, B. O., Ijagbone, I. F, (2007). Veterinaria Italiana. 43(3): 621–628
Otesile, E. B., Ajuwape, A. T. P Odemuyiwa, S. O. Akpavie, S. O., Olaifa, A. K., Odaibo, G. N., Olaleye, O. D. and Adetosoye, A. I. (2005). Revue Élev. Méd. vét. Pays trop., 2005, 58 (1-2) : 21–26

Incidence of African swine fever and its socio-economic implications on pig production in Lagos state, Nigeria

  • A O K Adesehinwa (a1) and J O Saka (a1)

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