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Economic impacts of reduced pork production associated with the diagnosis of Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae on grower/finisher swine operations in the United States.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15820115     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An examination of the economic impacts of the diagnosis of Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae on grower/finisher swine operations indicated that reduced pork production, associated with the diagnosis of A. pleuropneumoniae on the operation, diminished consumer surplus by $53+/-52 million, and resulted in a total loss of $32+/-30 million to the US economy in 1995. Most of the economic surplus lost by consumers was transferred to producers, whose economic surplus increased by $21+/-25 million (which was not significantly different from zero). Uncertainty analysis showed that an estimate of the decline in production associated with the diagnosis of A. pleuropneumoniae accounted for most of the uncertainty of the change in consumer surplus and of the total loss to the economy. The estimate of the price elasticity of demand for pork also contributed towards a lot of the uncertainty in the estimated change in producer surplus.
Willard C Losinger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Preventive veterinary medicine     Volume:  68     ISSN:  0167-5877     ISO Abbreviation:  Prev. Vet. Med.     Publication Date:  2005 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-04-11     Completed Date:  2005-06-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8217463     Medline TA:  Prev Vet Med     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  181-93     Citation Subset:  IM    
Losinger Economic Consulting Services, 5212 Kingsbury Estates Drive, Plainfield, IL 60544, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Actinobacillus Infections / economics,  microbiology,  veterinary*
Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae / growth & development*
Meat / economics,  microbiology*,  statistics & numerical data
Models, Economic*
Swine Diseases / economics,  microbiology*
United States

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