Identification

Author

Pendell DL, Leatherman J, Schroeder TC, Alward GS

Title

The economic impacts of a Foot-and-Mouth Disease outbreak: A regional analysis

Year

2007

Publication type

Article

Journal

Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics

Created

2013-06-19 19:40:25+00:00

Modified

2016-07-27 16:52:25.874079+00:00

Details

Volume

39

Extended information

Abstract

Contagious animal diseases like foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) are often referred to as economic diseases because of the magnitude of economic harm they can cause to producers and to local communities. The study demonstrates the local economic impact of a FMD outbreak in Southwest Kansas. The expected economic impact of the disease hinges heavily on where the incidence of the disease occurs. Disease surveillance, management strategies, mitigation investment, and overall diligence clearly need to be much greater in concentrated cattle feeding and processing areas at large feeding operations in the region.