2. Veterinary Teaching Hospital, University of Agriculture P.M.B 2373 Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria.
Transboundary animal diseases are diseases that are highly infectious and have serious economic impact on livestock farmers and the economy. These diseases also affect the international trade, food security and food safety of the nation. Prevalence of various important livestock diseases particularly the Transboundary Animal Diseases (TADs) in Gboko, Konshisha and Katsina Ala LGA areas of Benue State were determined by applying different tools of Participatory Disease Surveillance (PDS). Analysis of data indicated that Peste des petits ruminats (PPR), African swine fever (ASF), Newcastle disease (ND) and Foot and mouth disease (FMD) were the most important and prevalent livestock diseases in these areas. Participatory disease surveillance proved to be a useful tool to collect reliable data that can be utilized by the policy makers for the control/eradication of animal diseases in Nigeria.
Keywords: Transboundary animal diseases (TADs), Participatory disease surveillance (PDS), Rinderpest, (RP) Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI)