Economic Analysis of Farm-Level Health Problems in Dairy Cattle

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Abstract

Farm-level health problems in dairy cattle, such as mastitis and fertility problems, can cause considerable economic losses. The losses are particularly dependent on farm conditions and prices. As a result, the size of losses differs among farms. This paper presents the basic economic techniques for analysing farm-level health problems. The techniques are applied to quantify losses caused by reproductive failure, mastitis and clinical digital diseases.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-236
JournalCattle practice: The Journal of the British Cattle Veterinary Association
Volume11
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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