Merging DNA typing and network analysis to assess the transmission of paratuberculosis between farms
N Marquetoux, C Heuer, P Wilson, A Ridler, M Stevenson
Preventive Veterinary Medicine | ELSEVIER | Published : 2016
This study was partially funded by the New Zealand Johne's Disease Research Consortium and Landcorp Farming Ltd. and stipends were granted by Massey University and New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarship. We thank Gordon Williams from LC for access to the movement data, G. DeLisle and D. Collins (AgResearch NZ) for culture and strain typing, Marian Price-Carter (AgResearch NZ) for her expert advice and help in interpreting the strain typing data. Gratefully acknowledged are Geoff Jones (Massey University's Mathematics and Statistics Group), Ian Dohoo (Atlantic Veterinary College, Prince Edward Island, Canada) and Christopher Jewell (Lancaster University) for invaluable comments about statistical data analysis, Carter Butts (University of California, Irvine) for elaborate explanations about permutation methods for network models and ERGM specification, Peter Mucha (University of North Carolina) for helping to implement the generalized Louvain method, and Matthieu Vignes (Massey University's Mathematics and Statistics Group) for his help with the Matlab code.