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ISSN : 2456-8643

Title:
A SELF-EVALUATION SURVEY: ATTENTION TO BRUCELLOSIS AMONG LAST SEMESTER STUDENTS IN VETERINARY FACULTIES, IN TURKEY

Authors:
Belgi DIREN SIGIRCI , Turkey

Abstract:
This survey was conducted among last semester students in veterinary faculties of Turkey with the aim of identifying the perceptions of the students about the competency of their knowledge regarding brucellosis. Moreover, influences of certain demographic characteristics of the awareness and knowledge of the veterinary students about brucellosis were also investigated. Approximately 98% of the respondents consider that brucellosis is important in veterinary medicine and an important occupational disease among vets in Turkey. On the other hand, it has been determined that little more than half of the students (52.85-61%) were considered themselves as having adequate knowledge on legal regulations and liabilities, notification to animal owner and vaccines and vaccine programs against to brucellosis. Gender and career plan on farm animals of the students had no significant influence on their self-evaluation about adequacy of technical knowledge and importance of brucellosis. The results of the questionnaire indicated that the students who contacted with suspected animals or suffered from brucellosis of his/herself or family members gave higher scores to the questions of the importance of brucellosis. Moreover, additionally, University of the students had also a significant influence on responses to both adequacy of technical knowledge and importance of brucellosis

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