Charles Sturt University
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

Jake Fountain

 Jake Fountain

Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons 1), Graduate Certificate in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care

The ‘value’ of On-Farm Biosecurity.

The animal production industry is a major contributor to the Australian economy. The industry experiences substantial losses every year due to endemic disease. Furthermore, the availability and affordability of international travel poses a threat to Australia’s freedom from exotic disease. This emphasises the importance of biosecurity at the farm level. The implementation of biosecurity practices from farm-to-farm is known to be highly variable; however there is little evidence regarding the decision-making process of producers. Therefore, my PhD intends to explore the overall ‘value’ of on-farm biosecurity, both in the context of disease control and socioeconomics.

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Marta Hernandez-Jover, Yiheyis Maru, Victoria Brookes, Jennifer Manyweathers

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Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship, Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation Scholarship

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Fountain, J., Woodgate, R., Rast, L., & Hernández-Jover, M. (2018). Assessing Biosecurity Risks for the Introduction and Spread of Diseases Among Commercial Sheep Properties in New South Wales, Australia, Using Foot-and-Mouth Disease as a Case Study. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 5(80). doi:10.3389/fvets.2018.00080

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