Vaccination against Foot-and-Mouth Disease : differentiating strategies and their epidemiological and economic consequences

J.A. Backer, R.H.M. Bergevoet, T.H.J. Hagenaars, N. Bondt, G. Nodelijk, C.P.A. van Wagenberg, H.J.W. van Roermund

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    Abstract

    The effectiveness of different control strategies against Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) were investigated using epidemiological and economic models. A quick and large-scale vaccination within a radius of at least 2km is as effective as preemptive 1-km ring culling to mitigate FMD epidemics. Control measures should primarily target cattle farms. After the epidemic, most seropositive animals are expected on sheep farms and vaccinated cattle farms. An effective end-screening strategy should focus on these farms. Market acceptance by trade partners of products of vaccinated animals can limit the economic consequences of outbreaks of FMD.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationWageningen
    PublisherWageningen UR
    Number of pages158
    ISBN (Print)9789086153497
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

    Publication series

    NameLEI report
    PublisherWageningen UR
    No.2009-042

    Keywords

    • foot and mouth disease
    • veterinary science
    • veterinary products
    • vaccination
    • cattle farming
    • drug effects
    • economic impact

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