Pig farmers' perceptions, attitudes, influences and management of information in the decision-making process for disease control

Alarcon, P and Wieland, B and Mateus, A L P and Dewberry, C (2014) Pig farmers' perceptions, attitudes, influences and management of information in the decision-making process for disease control. PREVENTIVE VETERINARY MEDICINE, 116 (3). pp. 223-242.

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Abstract

The objectives of this study were (1) to explore the factors involved in the decision-making process used by pig farmers for disease control and (2) to investigate pig farmers’ attitudes and perceptions about different information sources relating to disease control. This study identified a range of factors influencing the decision-making process for disease control by pig farmers. In addition, it highlighted the lack of awareness and difficult access of producers to current scientific research outputs. The factors identified should be considered when developing communication strategies to disseminate research findings and advice for disease control.