Application of the parcial budget method on hypothetic vaccination to blue tongue disease in cattle

ELVANA ZHEZHA1, RUZHDI KEÇI2

1PhD Student, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Agricultural University of Tirana, Kodër Kamëz, Tirana

2Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Agricultural University of Tirana, Kodër Kamëz, Tirana

*Corresponding author  e-mail: elvana.zhezha@bccd.al        

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Abstract:

Partial budgeting is an efficient technique of economic cost-benefit analysis. During the outbreak of bluetongue in Albania in 2014, vaccination against bluetongue has not been carried out, hence the work is based on a hypothetical situation of vaccination application, as a new way of managing cattle in Tirana Region. The calculations made for this purpose indicate a significant difference between increased earnings and reduced costs because of managerial change (vaccination) and economic loss as results costs for vaccines and vaccination program itself. In total, cost benefit analyses indicate that benefits are 23% higher than costs. This leads to the conclusion that vaccination to prevent the blue tongue disease is a profitable and totally justified strategy from the economic point of view.

Keywords: Economics; blue tongue; vaccination; strategy cost/benefit analyzes; partial budgeting.

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