Cookies on CAB eBooks

Like most websites we use cookies. This is to ensure that we give you the best experience possible.


Continuing to use  means you agree to our use of cookies. If you would like to, you can learn more about the cookies we use.

CAB eBooks

Ebooks on agriculture and the applied life sciences from CAB International

CABI Book Chapter

The economics of animal health and production.

Book cover for The economics of animal health and production.


This book gives a theoretical and practical basis for assessing the livestock systems and animal disease control for farm, private enterprise and government policy through the provision of data collection and analysis methods and examples of their application in decision making. This book draws on an extensive review of the literature on animal health economics and experiences in livestock issues ...


Chapter 24 (Page no: 279)

Decision making, scales and quality of economic evaluations for the control of contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP): the use of economic analysis methods in combination with epidemiological and geographical models to help decision making for CBPP control in Ethiopia.

This chapter describes how economic evaluation methods (cost benefit and cost effectiveness analyses) have been used in analysing the economic rationale for the management of contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP) in mixed crop-livestock farming systems of Ethiopia. The analysis has been carried out from the perspective of the government and the farmer. The results have been used to develop recommendations on CBPP policies and management through an appropriate decision making process with a multidisciplinary approach (medical geography and mathematical modelling).

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) History of livestock and animal health economics. Author(s): Rushton, J.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 13) What is economics and how is it useful? Author(s): Rushton, J.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 16) Livestock production economics. Author(s): Rushton, J.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 46) Economics of controlling livestock diseases: basic theory. Author(s): Tisdell, C.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 50) Data collection. Author(s): Rushton, J.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 58) Livestock data collection methods. Author(s): Viscarra, R. Rushton, J.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 65) Economic analysis tools. Author(s): Rushton, J.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 107) Modelling and the generation of information. Author(s): James, A.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 111) Optimization methods for assisting policy decisions on endemic diseases. Author(s): Stott, A.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 116) Tools that go beyond the enterprise, farm or business level: investigating markets, market trends and assessing public investments in the livestock sector. Author(s): Rushton, J.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 136) Tools for assessing the price and market impacts of livestock policies. Author(s): Upton, M.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 144) The new institutional economics and the assessment of animal disease control. Author(s): Rushton, J. Leonard, D. K.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 149) Social and cultural factors. Author(s): Rushton, J.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 161) The economics of zoonoses and their control. Author(s): Shaw, A. P. M.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 168) Livestock populations and production systems. Author(s): Rushton, J.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 199) The main livestock diseases. Author(s): Rushton, J.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 227) Diseases of large ruminants. Author(s): Rushton, J.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 243) Diseases of small ruminants. Author(s): Rushton, J.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 248) Diseases of pigs. Author(s): Rushton, J.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 255) Diseases of poultry. Author(s): Rushton, J.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 267) Livestock policy and poverty reduction: experiences from the developing world. Author(s): Otte, J. Pica-Ciamarra, U.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 269) Economics in animal health policy making in Northern Ireland. Author(s): Redmond, L. Beck, H.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 274) Animal diseases management in a new livestock trade environment: the case of Chile. Author(s): Rojas, H.
Chapter: 25 (Page no: 286) Animal health policy in South Asia: what can economic analysis contribute? Author(s): Ahuja, V.
Chapter: 26 (Page no: 295) Approaches to economic analyses and implications for policy issues in South-east Asia: results from three case studies in crop - animal systems. Author(s): Devendra, C.