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Animal Health Economics
Animal Health & Economics
The Changing Face of Demand
Consumers demand more foods produce far-far-away from home--> globalization of food system
How can Economists Help?
Identify and explain why individual producers and markets behave in a certain way (incentives, costs)
Justify the need for international regulation and standards in farm animal husbandry and trade
Measure impact of disease spread and regulation
Adivse policy makers at home and abroad about feasible solutions and ways to get there
Mandate of OIE
Disease information system, disease surveillance and control, regulation of international trade.
Need magnified by "Rinderpest" outbreak in Belguim in 1920
Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
Facilitates global trade in Agri-foods
Right to protect human, animal and plant health