ECONOMIC AND EPIDEMIOLOGIC POLICY IMPLICATIONS OF ALTERNATIVE BOVINE BRUCELLOSIS PROGRAMS

This paper analyzes policy implications arising from the National Brucellosis Technical Commission Study. A systems simulation model was designed to estimate physical losses resulting from alternative bovine brucellosis programs. Changes in benefits, costs, level of infection and net benefits were calculated by program alternatives for determining economic and epidemiologic implications. Results indicate all alternative programs considered yield positive net benefits and reduce the prevalence of the disease. The results imply a need for further research to determine a program that is both epidemiologically and economically optimal.


Issue Date:
1981-07
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/32073
Published in:
Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 06, Number 1
Page range:
43-56
Total Pages:
14




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