A Delphi survey on expert opinion on key signs for ...

Description

Citation

Title A Delphi survey on expert opinion on key signs for clinical diagnosis of bovine trypanosomosis, tick-borne diseases and helminthoses
Author(s) J. W. Magona, J. Walubengo, W. Olaho-Mukani, C. W. Revie, N. N. Jonsson, M. C. Eisler
Journal Bulletin of Animal Health and Production in Africa
Date 2004
Volume 52
Issue 3
Start page 130
End page 140
Abstract Quantitative information was collected through a Delphi survey on the most important clinical signs and risk factors for diagnosis of bovine anaplasmosis, babesiosis, cowdriosis, fasciolosis, parasitic gastroenteritis (PGE), schistosomosis, theileriosis and trypanosomosis, with the aim of compiling a comprehensive dataset for development of decision support systems. Forty-six animal health experts participated in the survey and were asked to score clinical signs and risk factors from a list of 34. The top five signs/risk factors for diagnosis of anaplasmosis included, constipation, anaemia, pallor, pyrexia, depression and anorexia. For babesiosis, they included, haemoglobinuria, pyrexia, icterus, anaemia and depression. For cowdriosis, they included, ataxia, pyrexia, anorexia, abnormal behaviour and depression. For fasciolosis, they included, weightloss, pallor, weakness, submandibular oedema and rough coat. For PGE, they included, potbelly, diarrhoea, anaemia, stunted growth and age. For schistosomosis, they included weightloss, pallor, weakness, anaemia and stunted growth. For theileriosis, they included lymph node enlargement, pyrexia, age, breed and reduced milk yield. For trypanosomosis, they included, anaemia, weightloss, staring coat, lymph node enlargement and pallor. Consensus on most signs was attained within two rounds of the Delphi exercise.

Using APA 6th Edition citation style.

[Page generation failure. The bibliography processor requires a browser with Javascript enabled.]

Times viewed: 144

Adding this citation to "My List" will allow you to export this citation in other styles.