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Veterinary Medicine International
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 169380, 6 pages
Breeding Services and the Factors Influencing Their Use on Smallholder Dairy Farms in Central Uganda
1College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity, Makerere University, P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda
2Faculty of Agriculture, University of Nairobi, Kenya
Received 12 October 2013; Revised 23 December 2013; Accepted 8 January 2014; Published 17 March 2014
Academic Editor: Philip H. Kass
Copyright © 2014 Anthony Mugisha et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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