The Paradigm Of Community-Based Participatory Epizootiology: A Review

  • O O Babalobi
  • O Idowu
Keywords: Paradigm, community-based participatory epizootiology.


Community-based participatory approach has been used for decades in rural sociology and the humanities in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development and intervention projects. Community-based medical and health education paradigm has become the accepted standard for undergraduate medical education worldwide since its evolution in the sixties. Its application to veterinary medicine is a recent phenomenon, but is now largely and effectively entrenched in veterinary epidemiology education and practice in East and Central Africa, as well as other third world countries. Within the ongoing Pan African Programme for the Control of Epizootics (PACE) in 32 African countries, the Community-based Animal Health and Epidemiology (CAPE) Unit actively promotes the participatory approaches in pastoral areas of the Greater Horn of Africa region. This paper discusses the application of community-based participatory techniques to epizootiology and seeks to promote its use in Nigeria

Keywords: Paradigm, community-based participatory epizootiology.

Tropical Veterinarian Vol. 23 (3 &4) 2005: pp. 69-77

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