Relationships between vaccinations, herd introductions, and livestock losses in Northern Tanzania

Ahmed, H., Yoder, J., De Glanville, W., Davis, A. , Kibona, T. J. and Cleaveland, S. (2021) Relationships between vaccinations, herd introductions, and livestock losses in Northern Tanzania. Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, (doi: 10.1017/age.2021.11) (Early Online Publication)

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Abstract

This article examines the relationships between livestock vaccinations, herd introduction decisions, and livestock disease–related outcomes. We develop a theoretical model and derive testable hypotheses about the relationships between these outcomes and practices and test them using two-stage least squares regression analysis. We find that vaccinations reduce disease-related livestock deaths, implying that vaccine availability and use may improve herd and household welfare. We do not find robust evidence of increase in disease-related illness due to herd introductions. Our results highlight the role of livestock vaccinations in safeguarding herd value, which is connected to broader household welfare for livestock keepers of Eastern Africa.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This work was supported by funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, the Department for International Development, the Economic & Social Research Council, the Medical Research Council, the Natural Environment Research Council, and the Defence Science & Technology Laboratory under the Zoonoses and Emerging Livestock Systems program (Grant No. BB/L018926/1).
Status:Early Online Publication
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:De Glanville, Dr William and Cleaveland, Professor Sarah and Davis, Dr Alicia
Authors: Ahmed, H., Yoder, J., De Glanville, W., Davis, A., Kibona, T. J., and Cleaveland, S.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences
Journal Name:Agricultural and Resource Economics Review
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
ISSN:1068-2805
ISSN (Online):2372-2614
Published Online:09 August 2021
Copyright Holders:Copyright © The Author(s) 2021
First Published:First published in Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 2021
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons licence

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
190825Social, economic and environmental drivers of zoonoses in Tanzania (SEEDZ)Sarah CleavelandBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)BB/L018926/1Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine