Model could aid emergency response planning for foot-and-mouth disease outbreaks
California Agriculture 63(3):137-142. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v063n03p137.
Active surveillance, herd depopulation and emergency vaccination were found to be substitutable to limit overall disease outbreak costs.
M. Kobayashi is Research Assistant Professor, Department of Resource Economics, University of Nevada, Reno; R.E. Howitt is Professor and Chair, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Davis; T.E. Carpenter is Professor and Co-Director, Center for Animal Disease Modeling and Surveillance, Department of Medicine and Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis.
The authors thank the three anonymous referees for helpful comments. This study was supported by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Center for Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Disease Defense.