Contacts between cattle farms and their role in pathogen transmission

Louise Brennan, Marnie
(2009) Contacts between cattle farms and their role in pathogen transmission. PhD thesis, University of Liverpool.

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This project was designed to address the lack of knowledge on the contact structures existing between farms in the UK, which were mfluential on disease transmission during the 2001 foot nouth disease epidemic. The primary aun of this project was to investigate the direct and indirect contacts between cattle farms regionally, by collecting mformation from 56 cattle foldings in a discrete area of north-west England via mterview-based questionnaires. These Dntacts were examined using network analysis techniques to highlight individuals or contact types that might be likely to transmit disease. Factors impacting on the likelihood of such contacts spreading disease such as on-farm biosecurity were also examined, along with producers' attitudes towards such measures.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2023 09:24
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2023 09:24
DOI: 10.17638/03174454
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