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dc.contributor.authorMoya, Sebastián
dc.contributor.authorTirado, Francisco
dc.contributor.authorEspluga, Josep
dc.contributor.authorCiaravino, Giovanna
dc.contributor.authorArmengol Gelonch, Ramon
dc.contributor.authorDiéguez, Javier
dc.contributor.authorYus, Eduardo
dc.contributor.authorBenavides, Bibiana
dc.contributor.authorCasal i Fàbrega, Jordi
dc.contributor.authorAllepuz Palau, Alberto
dc.description.abstractBiosecurity measures are a set of management procedures that prevent the risk of introducing and spreading infectious diseases to a farm, although these measures are rarely implemented in dairy farms. There are some studies that have identified that the decision to implement biosecurity measures can be influenced by several psychosocial factors (attitudes and behaviours). Thus, the objective of this study was to examine the psychosocial factors (and their interactions) influencing the implementation of biosecurity measures in dairy farms in Spain, through the views of dairy farmers and veterinarians from Catalonia (northeast Spain) and Galicia (northwest Spain). Face‐to‐face in‐depth interviews were performed with 16 dairy farmers (nine from Catalonia and seven from Galicia) and 16 veterinarians (eight from Catalonia and eight from Galicia). Grounded theory analysis was performed on the transcripts, following the subtopics of: information sources, individual factors of the farmer, social dynamics, official veterinary services and other factors. The study identified the importance of veterinarians as a source of information, including their communication skills, the individual experiences of farmers, traditions of the farms and availability of time and space in the dairy farmer's decisions making. Further, it suggests the need to deepen the knowledge of the farm workers and the obligatory biosecurity measures. This research represents a starting point to develop future strategies to improve the implementation of biosecurity measures in dairy farms.ca_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was supported by a grant from the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO) of Spain (AGL2016‐77269‐C2‐1‐R) and by European Regional Development Funds (ERDF). PhD studies of Moya, S., were funded by a grant from the National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT) of Chile and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona of Spain (B18P0040).ca_ES
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dc.relation.ispartofTransboundary and Emerging Diseases, 2020, vol. 67, núm. 2, p. 698-710ca_ES
dc.rightscc-by (c) Moya et al., 2019ca_ES
dc.subjectDairy farmsca_ES
dc.subjectDisease preventionca_ES
dc.titleDairy farmers’ decision‐making to implement biosecurity measures: a study of psychosocial factorsca_ES

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