Global Burden of Animal Diseases: A novel approach to understanding and managing disease in livestock and aquaculture

Last updated on 15-12-2021 by Brecht Devleesschauwer

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Investments in animal health and Veterinary Services can have a measurable impact on the health of people and the environment. These investments require a baseline metric that describes the burden of animal health and welfare in order to justify and prioritise resource allocation and from which to measure the impact of interventions. This paper is part of a process of scientific enquiry in which problems are identified and solutions sought in an inclusive way. It poses the broad question: what should a system to measure the animal disease burden on society look like and what value would it …

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