Cattle trade and the risk of importing animal diseases into the Netherlands

T.J. Achterbosch, D.D.V. Dopfer

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    Abstract

    This study examines the risk of importing animal diseases into the Netherlands through livestock trade. It presents projections of Dutch cattle imports until 2010, and applies quantitative epidemiology to estimate the related probabilities of importing three animal diseases (foot and mouth disease, bovine tuberculosis, and leptospirosis). A key result is that trade flows involving large numbers of cattle from a large number of small-scale farms poses alarming risks to veterinary health in the Netherlands.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationDen Haag
    PublisherLEI
    Number of pages87
    ISBN (Print)9789086150427
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

    Publication series

    NameReport / LEI : Domain 8, Models and data
    PublisherLEI

    Keywords

    • farm management
    • agricultural policy
    • animal diseases
    • cattle diseases
    • cattle
    • epidemiology
    • foot and mouth disease
    • bovine spongiform encephalopathy
    • leptospirosis
    • farms
    • livestock numbers
    • animal health
    • projections
    • risk
    • trade
    • imports
    • small farms
    • netherlands

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