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Table 1 Reasons for exit and culling after a foot-and-mouth di se ase outbreak

From: Impact of foot-and-mouth disease on mastitis and culling on a large-scale dairy farm in Kenya

Exit category n Column %
Exit herd 166 25.8
Not exit herd 478 74.2
Total 644
Reasons for exiting herd ( n= 166)      
Culling 54 32.5 Reasons for culling n Column %
    Infertility 31 57.4
    Mastitis 5 9.3
    Lameness 5 9.3
    Tick-borne disease 2 3.7
    Mastitis and fertility 2 3.7
    Poor condition 4 7.4
    Low production 2 3.7
    Other illness 3 5.6
Death 22 13.3    
Old age 2 1.2    
Behavioural 1 0.6    
Sold for meat 5 3.0    
Sold as breeding stock 82 49.4    
Total 166     
  1. Dairy farm is located in Nakuru County, Kenya. Follow-up period is 12 months following the beginning of the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak. Animals are included if present on the farm at some point during the outbreak period (31st August-28th September). Culling is defined as exiting the herd due to any disease, death or low production.