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Livestock Diseases

Prevention, Control and Compensation Schemes

Published on August 21, 2012

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This report is an overview of the management of risk due to livestock diseases, a potentially catastrophic type of risk that can have strong external effects given its links to the food chain and to human health. Animal disease, primarily in farmed livestock, has long been a policy concern for food safety reasons and the high economic losses it can engender. The globalisation of trade and human movement, and sensitivities to food safety, enhance the relevance and complexity of disease control for terrestrial livestock. Outbreaks – or even rumours of an outbreak – can result in widespread consumer alarm, disruption of trade, and severe effects on incomes, not to mention the human cost of illnesses and deaths arising from animal disease.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword and Acknowledgements
Acronyms
Executive Summary
Overview of livestock disease prevention3 chapters available
Economic issues and the roles of international organisations
Prevention and control systems
Compensation schemes
Country case studies9 chapters available
Australia
Botswana
Brazil
Canada
France
Germany
Netherlands
Viet Nam
Glossary
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