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BVM&S, MANZCVS (Veterinary Epidemiology, Avian Health), MRCVS
- Dr. Marta Hernandez-Jover
- Dr. Trish Holyoake
- Dr. Brendan Cowled
About the project
Domestic pigs in Australia are free from over 30 diseases that affect pigs abroad. Incursion of an exotic disease could affect the viability of the Australian pig industry by decreasing production and profitability, and causing loss of market through export restrictions and real or perceived effects on human health and animal welfare.
The aims of this project are to provide information to stakeholders in the pig industry to enhance surveillance and response strategies in case of an exotic disease incursion.
The project uses the following techniques:
- Quantitative multi-criteria decision analysis to prioritise diseases according to potential impact and stakeholder opinion
- Quantitative risk analysis and spatial disease modeling to investigate the highest priority diseases.