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Table 4 Animal husbandry practices for pigs in the study area

From: Prevalence and risk factors of human Balantidium coli infection and its association with haematological and biochemical parameters in Ga West Municipality, Ghana

Husbandry practice Frequency (%)
Housing  
 Always caged 17 (65.4)
 Partially caged 7 (26.9)
 Free–range 2 (7.7)
Disposal of pig faeces  
 Used as manure 13 (54.2)
 Washed into drains 9 (37.5)
 Left in the cage 2 (8.3)
Disinfection protocols after leaving pigsty  
 Yes 3 (11.5)
 No 23 (88.5)
Use of protective boot when entering pigsty  
 Yes 7 (27.0)
 No 19 (73.0)
Use of glove when entering pigsty  
 Yes 3 (11.5)
 No 23 (88.5)
Use of face mask when entering pigsty  
 Yes 0 (0.0)
 No 26 (100)
Use of goggle when entering pigsty  
 Yes 0 (0.0)
 No 26 (100)
Availability of dedicated farm dress for entering pigsty
 Yes 8 (30.8)
 No 18 (69.2)
Deworming of pigs  
 Yes 0 (0.0)
 No 26 (100)