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Client assessment of animal health care delivery in peri-urban Ghana

Author(s) : P.K. Turkson

Summary :

The study used a questionnaire to assess the delivery of veterinary services as perceived by users in four peri-urban areas in Ghana. Eight hundred and eighty nine respondents were interviewed: 10.7% were cattle farmers, 27.4% were small ruminant farmers, 14.2% were pig farmers, 45.1% were poultry farmers and 2.6% reared various animals on a part-time basis. Most of the animal health needs were either met by the owners (50.4%) or by veterinarians (41.6%). Veterinarians were mainly consulted for advice on animal health, disease diagnosis and treatments.
 
Keywords
Accessibility – Animal health delivery – Effectiveness – Efficiency – Ghana – Peri-urban livestock – Service quality – Veterinary services.

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