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dc.contributor.supervisor Carlberg, Jared (Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics) en
dc.contributor.author Jones, Jason Patrick Harris
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-22T16:42:48Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-22T16:42:48Z
dc.date.issued 2010-09-22T16:42:48Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/4227
dc.description.abstract This thesis creates an epidemiological foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) spread model for Ontario. Disease simulations are constructed to reflect three levels of the cattle identification and movement recording system. The outputs generated by the epidemiological model are used to calculate the direct disease control costs a FMD outbreak. In addition, welfare effects caused by a FMD outbreak are also calculated for each level of cattle traceability using an equilibrium displacement model. Parameter sensitivity was tested for both the epidemiological and economic model results. It is found that the benefits to the beef cattle industry of increasing the ability to trace direct animal contacts during a FMD disease outbreak in Ontario are less than the lowest annual cost estimate of a cattle traceability system as estimated by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject economics en
dc.subject FMD en
dc.title Effects of a traceability system on the economic impacts of a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak en
dc.degree.discipline Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics en
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Lawley, Chad (Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics) Rempel, Curtis (Food Science) Pendell, Dustin (Colorado State University) en
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en
dc.description.note October 2010 en


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