Animal Health Economics Working Group

Human behavior and trade affect health risk and disease spread within and across populations worldwide. The purpose of the Animal Health Economics Working Group is to provide a forum to facilitate interaction and information about the economics of animal health among interested parties. The intent is to provide a sustainable platform and/or clearing house over time for idea exchange and policy solutions. Interactions and information swapping could include posting papers, data, computer code, and providing a venue for a discussion forum.

Future activities could include targeted conferences and/or policy responses to critical problems. Please send suggestions toDr. Thomas L. Marsh (

In the News

National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility:  Site Specific Risk Assessment

Canadian FIA – What’s New

UK – Animal Health – Latest News

USDA – Latest H1N1 Flu News

OIE World Organization for Animal Health – Weekly Disease Information

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – H1N1 Flu

WHO Global Alert and Response

Information Sources

Canadian FIA – Animal Disease

UK – Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

AHE Working Group Bibliography (periodically updated)

OIE World Organization for Animal Health

Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Animal Health, U.S. Department of Agriculture – APHIS

WSU, Allen School for Global Animal Health

US Meat Export Federation


Dr. Thomas L. Marsh, Washington State University

Dr. Dustin Pendell, Colorado State University

Washington State University