The Economic Impacts of a Foot-And-Mouth Disease Outbreak: A Regional Analysis

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. This 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.


Issue Date:
2007-10
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/37093
Published in:
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Volume 39, Issue Special Issue
Page range:
19-33
Total Pages:
15
JEL Codes:
Q11; Q13; R15




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