Economic analysis of the cross-reactivity of Johne's disease vaccination with tuberculosis in dairy cattle

Jonathan B. Dressler, Rebecca L. Smith, Loren W. Tauer, Ynte H. Schukken, Yrjo T. Grohn

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Abstract

We formulate a model that determines the net benefit of Johnes disease vaccination within a tuberculosis-accredited region given the extra costs associated with the vaccine-related cross-reactivity with tuberculosis test results and the probability of a tuberculosis outbreak. We apply the model to Minnesota and Michigan, where tuberculosis has recently become endemic. The expected benefit of Johnes vaccination of $53.03 per cow exceeds the cost of Johnes cross-reactivity of $32.72 and $32.42 per cow within each of the two Minnesota tuberculosis regions, as well as $31.99 and $30.78 per cow within each of the two Michigan tuberculosis regions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1446-1455
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Agricultural Economics
Volume92
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Johnes disease
  • bovine tuberculosis
  • cross-reactivity
  • dairy cattle disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Economics and Econometrics

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