Table 3 The most frequently mentioned reasons of using indigenous knowledge

From: Utilisation of indigenous knowledge to control ticks in goats: a case of KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa

Reasons Definition of terms according to respondents Frequency (%)
Effective Effective describes the efficacy of the IK method use to repel or kill ticks and also heal wounds after tick removal 86
Readily available Refers to the availability of the IK methods amongst the farmers 84
Affordability Affordability refers to not expensive as farmers harvest plants from the nearest forest or around homestead to make remedies 73
Easier to use Effortless and does not require a manual for instructions 84