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Estimating society’s economic welfare of an animal disease

Alyson Barratt

Johne's Disease Research Brief 

Animal diseases impact the productivity and financial profitability of affected farms. While evaluating economic welfare associated with animal health is particularly important from various perspectives, the cost of many livestock diseases is usually not estimated beyond the farmgate. The aim of this study was to develop and apply a modelling framework to analyse the distribution of economic welfare among stakeholders associated with Johne’s disease in Scotland.

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