|Title||The importance of on-farm biosecurity|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Authors||Dione, M, Masembe, C, Akol, J, Amia, W, Kungu, J, Wieland, B|
|Keywords||Biosecurity; Pigs; antibody; pathogens; seroprevalence; smallholder|
Productivity of pigs in smallholder systems is affected by high disease burden, most of which might not be obvious, with their epidemiology and impact being poorly understood. This study estimated the seroprevalence and identified risk factors of a range of bacterial and viral pathogens of potential economic and public health importance in domestic pigs in Uganda. A total of 522 clinically healthy pigs were randomly selected from 276 pig farms in Masaka (142) and Lira (134) districts of Uganda in 2015.