By A. Catley and A.A. Mohammed (1996). Preventive Veterinary Medicine 23(3), 175-186
An informal livestock-disease scoring technique was used to collect information on pastoralists’ perceptions of animal-health problems in Somaliland. We conclude that the technique is a useful addition to the Participatory Rural Appraisal ‘toolkit’ and could assist veterinarians to plan primary veterinary programmes in developing countries. The technique could also be used in animal-health information systems for pastoral communities and with modification, might have applications in formal livestock disease surveys.