FOOD PRODUCTION

Optimal control of animal diseases

Animal movements are essential to the economic health of livestock production, but are also a threat to it by promoting disease spread. New research suggests a way towards obtaining an appropriate balance between both aspects in the design of control policies.

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Fig. 1: A truck delivering chickens in a Bangladeshi market.

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Fournié, G., Pfeiffer, D.U. Optimal control of animal diseases. Nat Sustain 2, 789–790 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-019-0378-z

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