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Trends in Agricultural Economics
  Year: 2014 | Volume: 7 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 41-56
DOI: 10.3923/tae.2014.41.56
Assessment of Factors Affecting the Level of Poultry Disease Management in Southwest, Nigeria
O.K. Akintunde and A.I. Adeoti

Abstract:
Poultry diseases remain one of the major threats to poultry production in Nigeria. A disease outbreak could result in severe economic losses within the shortest possible time before its medicated recovery is ensured. In the light of this, this study was designed to estimate the level of poultry disease management and its determinants in poultry egg production in Southwest, Nigeria. Primary data was obtained with the aid of structured questionnaire from a cross section survey of 403 poultry farmers drawn through multi-stage sampling procedure. Descriptive statistics, Fuzzy logic model and Multinomial Logit model were used to analyze data obtained. The results of the analysis showed that majority (81.4%) of the poultry egg farmers were males. Majority (85.6%) were married with an average household size of 5±1.68 members. The average age and mean years of experience were 45±9.08 and 10±5.05 years, respectively with majority of them had formal education. Majority (68%) of the poultry egg farmers in the study area operate at low level of poultry disease management. The study further revealed that the factors influencing the level of poultry disease management in the study area include gender, years of formal education, household size, years of poultry farming experience, access to credit, livestock insurance, livestock extension services, stock size and poultry system. The study recommended that, improved extension services and the government should formulate a policy that will improve the level of poultry disease management in the study area.
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How to cite this article:

O.K. Akintunde and A.I. Adeoti, 2014. Assessment of Factors Affecting the Level of Poultry Disease Management in Southwest, Nigeria. Trends in Agricultural Economics, 7: 41-56.

DOI: 10.3923/tae.2014.41.56

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=tae.2014.41.56

 
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