Perceptions and practices among Zambian sheep and goat traders concerning small ruminant health and disease

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Sara Lysholm - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Clinical Sciences

Research principal

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences - Department of Clinical Sciences rorId

Principal's reference number



The data is collected at the two largest small livestock markets in Zambia, i.e. Lusaka and Kasumbalesa small livestock markets, in April, May, September 2018, and November 2019. The main method of data collection is semistructured interviews but observations were also conducted. Data collection was focused on traders but market customers, slaughterhouse workers, transporters, veterinary shop workers and employees at the small livestock trade organisation SALZ, were also interviewed. The main purpose was to investigate the perceptions and practices of Zambian traders of small ruminants concerning sheep and goat health and disease.

The ethical review was conducted by ILRI Institutional Research Ethics Committee (ILRI IREC).

Data contains personal data



Method and outcome


Zambian traders of small ruminants

Data format / data structure

Data collection
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Zambia

Geographic description: Lusaka, Kasumbalesa

Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

Department of Clinical Sciences

Ethics Review

Other - Ref. ILRI-IREC2018-04/1

Topic and keywords

Research area

Social sciences (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Agriculture and rural industry (CESSDA Topic Classification)


Lysholm S, Johansson Wensman J, Munyeme M, Fischer K (2020). Perceptions and practices among Zambian sheep and goat traders concerning small ruminant health and disease. PLOS ONE 15(6): e0233611.

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Published: 2020-06-04
Last updated: 2021-12-06