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Table 5 Causes (%) of losses in adult and young livestock and distribution (%) of losses by sex

From: Nomadic pastoralism in southern Iran

Factor/Age group Adult Young
Mortality rate (%) SD SE Range (%) SD SE Range
Male 30 20.1 3.7 0-80 46 16 2.9 0-70
Female 67 24.2 4.4 0-91 52 18 3.2 0-80
Castrate 3 10.1 1.8 0-40 2 6.6 1.2 0-34
Cause of death  
Diseases 57 43 7.8 0-100 88 30.6 5.6 0-100
Predators 36 36.9 6.7 0-100 11 24.4 4.5 0-100
Poisoning 5 15.2 2.7 0-50 0 0 0 0
Accidents 0 0 0 0 0 6 1.1 0-33
Unknown 2 9.1 1.6 0-50 0 0 0 0