Influence on the implementation of biosecurity measures in dairy cattle farms: Communication between veterinarians and dairy farmers
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Chan, Kin Wing (Ray)
Diéguez, F. Javier
This study was carried out in two regions in Spain (Catalonia and Galicia) through eight focus groups; four for dairy farmers and four for veterinarians. The results showed that dairy farmers and veterinarians attributed responsibility to one another for not following biosecurity practices. The study brings to light contradictions among veterinarians and certain individual veterinary practices that participated in the study, which lead to doubt and confusion on the part of dairy farmers. Distinct perceptions were also identified of the role that government authorities should play in relation both to training and sanctions as a means of improving biosecurity on dairy farms. Additionally, the participants expressed varying opinions as to whether biosecurity measures ought to be made mandatory or remain voluntary. Results from this study highlight the need to promote initiatives through which distinct stakeholders such as veterinarians, government authorities, and dairy farmers can develop consensus-based messages on the implementation of biosecurity practices.
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Moya, Sebastián, Kin Wing (Ray) Chan, Stephen Hinchliffe, Henry Buller, Josep Espluga, Bibiana Benavides, and F. Javier Diéguez et al. 2021. "Influence On The Implementation Of Biosecurity Measures In Dairy Cattle Farms: Communication Between Veterinarians And Dairy Farmers". Preventive Veterinary Medicine 190: 105329. doi:10.1016/j.prevetmed.2021.105329.
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MINECO-FEDER/Programa Estatal de I + D + I orientada a los retos de la sociedad/AGL2016-77269-C2-1-R/ES/La bioseguridad en las granjas de bovino: análisis de riesgo de la entrada de infecciones en función de la bioseguridad y aspectos sociológicos y psicológicos/
MINECO-FEDER/Programa Estatal de I + D + I orientada a los retos de la sociedad/AGL2016-77269-C2-2-R/ES/La bioseguridad en las granjas bovino: caracterización de medidas de bioseguridad y aspectos sociológicos y psicológicos que influyen en su aplicación/
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