If control of Neospora caninum infection is technically feasible does it make economic sense?

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dc.contributor.author Reichel, Michael en_US
dc.contributor.author Ellis, John en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-21T02:30:44Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-21T02:30:44Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier 2006004323 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Reichel Michael and Ellis John 2006, 'If control of Neospora caninum infection is technically feasible does it make economic sense?', Elsevier, vol. 142, pp. 23-34. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0304-4017 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/3911
dc.description.abstract Recent work on Neospora caninum, a protozoan parasite that causes abortion in dairy cattle has focused on a number of different control options. Modelling has suggested the most effective options for control but the present paper argues that the most effective option might not necessarily be optimal from an economic point of view. Decision trees, using published quantitative data, were contruscted to choose between four different control strategies. The costs of these interventions, such as 'test and cull', therapeutic treatment with a pharmaceutical, vaccination or "doing nothing" were compared, and modelled, in the first instacne on the New Zealand and Australian dairy situation. It is argued however, that the relative costs in toehr countries might be similar and that only teh availability of a registered vaccine will change the decision tree outcomes, as does the within-herd prevalence of N. caninum infection. To "do nothing" emerged as the optimal economic choice for n. caninum infections/abortions up to a within-herd prevalence of 18%, when viewed over a 1-year horizon, or 21% when costs were calculated over a 5 year horizon. en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vetpar.2006.06.027 en_US
dc.title If control of Neospora caninum infection is technically feasible does it make economic sense? en_US
dc.parent Veterinary Parasitology en_US
dc.journal.volume 142 en_US
dc.publocation Amsterdam, The Netherlands en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 23 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 34 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Medical and Molecular Biosciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 070708 en_US
dc.personcode 105509 en_US
dc.personcode 910945 en_US
dc.percentage 50 en_US
dc.classification.name Veterinary Parasitology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.staffid 910945 en_US


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