Journal article

Food and biosecurity: livestock production and towards a world free of foot-and-mouth disease

Tom Kompas, Thi Minh Nguyen Hoa, Van Ha Pham

FOOD SECURITY | SPRINGER | Published : 2015


A key challenge for global livestock production is the prevalence of infectious animal diseases. These diseases result in low productivity in meat and dairy production, culled animals, and significant barriers to trade and lost income from meat and meat products. Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) affects both developing countries, where it is often endemic and very costly, and developed countries where incursions result in considerable economic losses in the order of billions of dollars per year. In some cases, production levels of pork meat in developed countries have still not recovered to levels prior to past disease incursions, more than a decade ago. In developing countries, the export of an..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Thanks to Dr. Van Dang Ky, Department of Animal Health, Vietnam, for valuable comments. Partial funding from the Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis at the University of Melbourne is also greatly appreciated.This paper was part of a workshop sponsored by the OECD Co-operative Research Programme on Biological Resource Management for Sustainable Agricultural Systems.