In order to reduce the risks for the spread of disease in cattle movements, we investigated China’s cattle breeding and movement pattern, analyzed risk factors of disease infection caused by long-distance movement, explored the relevant risk management measures and conjectured the direction of cattle movement based on the regional distribution of cattle inventory and beef price. We also constructed a market value chain in live cattle movements and qualitatively analyzed the risks for unapparent infection in the process of movement. Meanwhile, we put forward a long-term policy of reducing the risks for unapparent infection and animal health supervision measures.
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Sun, X. , Liu, Y. , Wang, Y. , Li, P. , Guo, A. , Jia, Z. , Wang, X. , Zhang, H. , Zhang, J. , Yu, Y. , Sun, Y. and Huang, B. (2013) The patterns and risks for disease spreading of cattle movement in China. Agricultural Sciences
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