Abstract: The economic losses caused by Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) in Nigeria was recently said to be over 40 billion Naira due to it high mortality rate that can be as high as 55-90%. Potent Vaccine for preventing the disease has been produced by National Veterinary Research Institute (NVRI). Ethnoveterinary herbs are also used among the rural sheep and goat farmers. The social economic factors influencing the adoption of the available remedies was therefore determined by the use of multiple regression while, the attitudes of farmers towards the said remedies was examined using mean scores from 5 type likert scale. One hundred and two farmers were interviewed. Number of sheep and goat kept by farmers had very high and positive contribution of 53.0 and 41.5%, respectively to the adoption of PPR Vaccine at significant level of 0.058. Mean score of 3.5 out of a maximum score of 5 agreed with the statement that qPPR vaccine prevent PPR diseaseq while a mean score of 3.22 supported the fact that qthey use PPR Vaccine with ethnoveterinary herbq. This implies that the level of awareness of the efficacy of the vaccine to prevent PPR is about 70% and level of adoption of vaccination and ethnoveterinary herbs is about 60%. In view of the positive attitudinal disposition to both methods, this study recommends that, PPR vaccine should be made available at affordable cost while collaborative research among all stake holders to provide a complementary and integrated method of managing the disease should be warmly embraced.
O.J. Saliu , S.I. Audu , M.E. Sanda , S.O. Aribido and M. Olaolu , 2008. Adoption of Vaccination and Ethnoveterinary Treatment for Peste Des Petit Ruminant (PPR) among Sheep and Goat Farmers in Ijumu Local Government Area of Kogi State, Nigeria. Agricultural Journal, 3: 404-408.