On December 1st, we organized a webinar on an Agent-Based Model for Bovine Viral Diarrhea presented by Jörn Gethmann (Friedrich-Loeffer Institut, Federeal Research Institute for Animal Health, Germany) and Jason Bassett (Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Germany).
In Germany, a nationwide compulsory program to eradicate Bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) is in force since January 2011. As it is associated with substantial expenditures, the speakers of the webinar developed an individual based model to simulate several disease control options (scenarios).
In this webinar they presented the general approach of individual based models and the use case for BVD. The presentation focussed on animal health economics related to disease control.
For those who could not attend and are interested in this webinar: The presentation was recorded and can be found on our SOUND control youtube channel and is accessible through the following link: