Journal article

Management strategies for vaccinated animals after an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease and the impact on return to trade

Richard Bradhurst, Graeme Garner, Iain East, Clare Death, Aaron Dodd, Tom Kompas

PLoS One | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2019

Abstract

An incursion of Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in a previously FMD-free country can cause significant economic damage from immediate and prolonged closure of FMD-sensitive markets. Whilst emergency vaccination may help contain disease, the presence of vaccinated animals complicates post-outbreak management and the recovery of FMD-free status for return to trade. We present enhancements to the Australian Animal DISease (AADIS) model that allow comparisons of post-outbreak management strategies for vaccinated animals, for the purposes of securing the earliest possible return to trade. Two case studies are provided that compare the retention of vaccinated animals with removal for waste/salvage, a..

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Funding Acknowledgements

TK (on behalf of CEBRA University of Melbourne) received funding from the Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources for CEBRA project 1604D (http://www.agriculture.gov.au/animal/health/modelling/fmd).The funder contributed to the project via 0.15 FTE for GG, 0.1 FTE for IE and 0.1 FTE for CD. All authors contributed to the study design, implementation, analysis, and manuscript preparation.This paper is derived from research undertaken by the authors in 2017 as part of CEBRA project 1604D 'Incorporating economic components in Australia's FMD modelling capability and evaluating post-outbreak management to support return to trade'. We would like to acknowledge the support of the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, and the Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis within the University of Melbourne.