Simulating the spread of classical swine fever virus between a hypothetical wild-boar population and domestic pig herds in Denmark

Anette Boklund, Stine G. Goldbach, Åse Uttenthal, Lis Alban

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    Abstract

    Denmark has no free-range wild-boar population. However, Danish wildlife organizations have suggested that wild boar should be reintroduced into the wild to broaden national biodiversity. Danish pig farmers fear that this would lead to a higher risk of introduction of classical swine fever virus (CSFV), which could have enormous consequences in terms of loss of pork exports. We conducted a risk assessment to address the additional risk of introducing and spreading CSFV due to the reintroduction of wild boar. In this paper, we present the part of the risk assessment that deals with the spread of CSFV between the hypothetical wild-boar population and the domestic population. Furthermore, the economic impact is assessed taking the perspective of the Danish national budget and the Danish pig industry. We used InterSpreadPlus to model the differential classical swine fever (CSF) risk due to wild boar. Nine scenarios were run to elucidate the effect of: (a) presence of wild boar (yes/no), (b) locations for the index case (domestic pig herd/wild-boar group),
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalPreventive Veterinary Medicine
    Volume85
    Issue number3-4
    Pages (from-to)187-206
    ISSN0167-5877
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

    Keywords

    • Classical Swine fever,
    • Economics
    • InterspreadPlus
    • CSFV
    • Simulation
    • Denmark
    • wild boar

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