Abstract:Governments are increasingly acting to prevent and control livestock diseases that can cause major harm to human health (zoonoses) and/or to economic enterprises through their effects on income, trade and third parties. Policies in this area can be pursued in a number of ways. These include regulations and advisory/education systems, and compensation schemes to incentivise producers, veterinarians and others to take appropriate actions. However, in order to ensure efficiency, the nature and financing of these prevention, control and compensation schemes need to be carefully considered, given the need to involve a variety of stakeholders in both design and implementation.
Document Type: Review Article
Publication date: 2012-08-01