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Figure 4 | Pastoralism

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From: Boma to banda - A disease sentinel concept for reduction of diarrhoea

Figure 4

Diagram of the proposed calf sentinel concept. Caretakers could recognize a calf with diarrhoea and through basic educational interventions, associate the animal with potential presence of diarrhoeal disease-causing pathogens, like Cryptosporidium. Once the potential risk is identified, to protect the herd and household from exposure, caretakers could isolate the sick animal and dam (if milking) from both the herd and household and emphasize basic protective measures like hand washing after working with animals and before eating to prevent disease transmission (illustration by A. Kent)

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