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The Economics of Livestock Disease Insurance: Concepts, Issues and International Case
Insurance Concepts, Issues and International Case Studies
by S. R. Koontz
In recent years the livestock sector has been hit by a number of high-profile diseases, such as BSE,Foot and Mouth Disease and Avian Influenza. These have had a devastating economic impact onlivestock producers and the broader livestock industry. One key response has been a growing interestin livestock disease insurance. However there is a need for greater understanding of private incentives,market impacts, and public policy perspectives on regional, national and international levels, if livestockinsurance products and complementary risk management programmes are to be developed.This book provides a balanced and broad-ranging overview of the economics of livestock diseaseinsurance. It covers both general issues and specific case studies drawn from the USA, Canada, Europeand Australia or focussing on specific issues. The book is unique in addressing this subject and willinterest readers in agricultural business and economics, veterinary science and the livestock sector.
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