The role of stocking constraints on the cost-effectiveness of vaccination against foot and mouth disease: the case of Scotland
In developed country settings, a crucial debate has revolved around the merits of stamping out versus vaccination strategies to control foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), particularly given the tradeoffs associated with the loss of export markets under the latter. However, an overlooked issue concerns the logistics of a vaccination policy itself. For instance, in case of a large outbreak, it remains an open question as to whether sufficient vaccine stocks and delivery capacity for such stocks could be mobilized adequately to cost-effectively arrest the spread of disease. If delays in vaccine delivery are large, it is possible that the effects of these delays could not only undermine the success of a vaccination campaign but also impose significant costs on scarce veterinary resources.
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14th International Symposium on Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics, Merida, Mexico