Costs of major parasites to the Australian livestock industries

Mcleod R.S. (1995) Costs of major parasites to the Australian livestock industries. International Journal for Parasitology, 25 11: 1363-1367. doi:10.1016/0020-7519(95)00071-9

Author Mcleod R.S.
Title Costs of major parasites to the Australian livestock industries
Journal name International Journal for Parasitology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0020-7519
Publication date 1995-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0020-7519(95)00071-9
Volume 25
Issue 11
Start page 1363
End page 1367
Total pages 5
Language eng
Subject 2405 Parasitology
2725 Infectious Diseases
Abstract A cost-benefit model is developed to estimate the costs of major parasites to Australian livestock industries and to evaluate the benefits from improving parasite management. The model disaggregates the Australian livestock industries into agro-climatic regions and various stock classes to estimate the total treatment and production loss costs of major parasites. Experimental trials and a computer simulation model are used to estimate the productivity of livestock under different treatment regimes. Using the model, the economic costs inflicted by cattle ticks, sheep gastrointestinal worms, sheep lice and sheep blowflies are discussed and the farm profitability resulting from improved sheep roundworm management is assessed.
Keyword cost-benefit model
Livestock parasite costs
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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