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Recently it has been shown that biosecurity combined with a reduction of use of antimicrobials in pig farms leads to improved technical parameters (Laanen et al., 2013). Despite the existence of a positive link between the enhanced biosecurity status, reduced antimicrobial usage and improved technical parameters farmers sometimes remain reluctant to implement biosecurity measures (Gunn et al., 2008).
The most important motivators and holdback factors to implement biosecurity strategies are, apparently, of economic nature. The main motivator for farmers is to improve profit due to higher productivity. The major holdback is its costs. Biosecurity measures are perceived as too expensive to implement. The farmers clearly specify that knowledge on the costs of biosecurity strategies will incur and the benefits acquired will motivate them to implement biosecurity strategies and good management practices (Laanen et al., 2014). However, a link between the costs entailed and benefits obtained is lacking. In this study the biosecurity status of farrow-to-finish herds was improved and the herd management optimized by providing tailored advice. The aim of this study was to estimate the benefits of implementing biosecurity measures and good management strategies.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 24-Oct-2014|
|Event||VEE, AESA seminar new challenges in epidemiology: how do we adapt? - Brussles, Belgium|
Duration: 24-Oct-2014 → 24-Oct-2014
|Conference||VEE, AESA seminar new challenges in epidemiology: how do we adapt?|
|Period||24/10/14 → 24/10/14|
- biosecurity pig farms
- veterinary epidemiology
- animal health economics
- farm economic analysis
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ERAMALAWI: Improving rural livelihoods in Sub-Sararan Africa: sustainable and climate-smart intensification of agricultural production
Wauters, E., Rojo Gimeno, C., Hamerlinck, J. & Dessein, J.
1/11/12 → 31/01/16
- 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
Cristina Rojo Gimeno (Speaker)24-Oct-2014
Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Participation in workshop, seminar, course