Effects of climate change on the occurrence and distribution of livestock diseases

This study describes direct and indirect processes linking climate change and infectious diseases in livestock

Abstract

The planet’s mean air and ocean temperatures have been rising over the last century because of increasing greenhouse gas emissions. These changes have substantial effects on the epidemiology of infectious diseases. The authors describe direct and indirect processes linking climate change and infectious diseases in livestock with reference to specific case studies.

This research was supported by the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) programme

Citation

Bett, B.; Kiunga, P.; Gachohi, J.; Sindato, C.; Mbotha, D.; Robinson, T.; Lindahl, J.; Grace, D. (2017) Effects of climate change on the occurrence and distribution of livestock diseases Preventive Veterinary Medicine Volume 137 Issue 1 pp 119-129

Effects of climate change on the occurrence and distribution of livestock diseases

Published 1 June 2017