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Title (Primary) A large-scale epidemiological model of the Irish cattle population to support decision-making in the context of BoHV-1 control
Title (Secondary) Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (SVEPM): Proceedings of a meeting held online, 24th-26th March 2021
Author Brock, J.; Lange, M.; Tratalos, J.; Guelbenzu-Gonzalo, M.; More, S.J.; Graham, D.; Thulke, H.-H.;
Publisher van Schaik, G.; Brennan, M.;
Year 2021
Department OESA;
Language englisch;
Abstract We present a new modelling framework to address the evaluation of national control/surveillance programmes planned in line with the Animal Health Law (AHL) for livestock diseases. Our modelling framework is applied to the cattle sector in Ireland where there is need for policy support to design an optimal programme to achieve BoHV-1 free status under the AHL. In this contribution, we show how our framework results in a regional model that is able to mechanistically reproduce the demography, management practices and transport patterns of an entire cattle population without being dependent on continuous livestock registry data. Finally, we apply our model to support current discussions regarding the structure and implementation of a potential national BoHV-1 eradication programme in Ireland.
ID 24376
Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=24376
Brock, J., Lange, M., Tratalos, J., Guelbenzu-Gonzalo, M., More, S.J., Graham, D., Thulke, H.-H. (2021):
A large-scale epidemiological model of the Irish cattle population to support decision-making in the context of BoHV-1 control
In: van Schaik, G., Brennan, M. (eds.)
Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (SVEPM): Proceedings of a meeting held online, 24th-26th March 2021
Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, p. 115 - 127