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Table 3 The farmers’ perceptions of which parasites and clinical signs are present in the herd

From: Gastrointestinal nematodes and Fasciola hepatica in Norwegian cattle herds: a questionnaire to investigate farmers’ perceptions and control strategies

Which parasite or clinical sign of parasite infection do you experience in your herd? Dairy cattle farmers
Yes No Unknown
n % n % n %
Worms n  = 1324 58 4 1062 80 202 15
Liverflukes n  = 1328 65 5 1041 78 222 17
Abbatoir reports of liver flukes n  = 1332 191 14 1096 82 34 3
Diarrhea on pasture n  = 1329 82 6 1188 89 59 4
Decreased average daily gain on pasture n  = 1333 150 11 1072 80 111 8
  Beef cattle farmers (n  = 539)
Yes No Unknown
n % n % n %
Liver flukes or abbatoir reports of liver flukes 94 17 445 83 N/A N/A
Diarrhea on pasture 20 4 519 96 N/A N/A
Decreased average daily gain on pasture 24 4 515 96 N/A N/A
  1. N/A not applicable as this option was not present in the questionnaire