Title: Simulation studies on the epidemiological impact of national identification and recording systems on the control of classical swine fever in Belgium
Authors: Saatkamp, HW ×
Dijkhuizen, AA
Geers, Rony
Huirne, RBM
Noordhuizen, JPTM
Goedseels, Vic #
Issue Date: Mar-1996
Publisher: Elsevier science bv
Series Title: Preventive veterinary medicine vol:26 issue:2 pages:119-132
Abstract: A state-transition simulation model was used to study the impact of four different national identification and recording (I&R) systems on the control of classical swine fever (CSF) in Belgium: (1) the system currently used in Belgium; (2) a revised system which is about to be introduced in Belgium; (3) a system based on electronic identification; (4) a system similar to (3) but extended with electronic monitoring. The simulation model and the modelling approach are described in this paper. The main conclusions of the simulation studies were: (1) using the current I&R system, only strategies that include pre-emptive removal succeed in eradication of CSF in high-density regions; (2) the CSF control can be remarkably improved in high- and medium-density regions using the revised I&R system, hence introduction is justifiable on the grounds of CSF control; (3) more sophisticated electronic I&R systems can help to reduce the impact of CSF further, especially in high-density regions; (4) the CSF control strategy applied influences the effect of I&R system improvement; (5) critical aspects in CSF control are the tracing of carrier herds and the reduction of the so-called pre-period of the epidemic.
ISSN: 0167-5877
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Division of Livestock-Nutrition-Quality (-)
Division M3-BIORES: Measure, Model & Manage Bioresponses (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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