VEE Workshop 2014: 'Economics of animal health: principles and practices'

The FSVEE organizes a workshop on principles and practices of economics of animal health. During this educational workshop, the focus will be on economic principles and practices at the farm level. Theoretical and conceptual principles will be explained, followed by practical examples on real-life cases. In the afternoon, some of the principles and practices will be applied to realistic case-studies in an interactive setting. A closing reception allows participants to mingle with fellow professionals.

A grasp of the workshop content:

  • Why do we need to consider the economics?
  • How to estimate the cost of a disease?
  • How to evaluate the economic consequences of different intervention strategies?
  • What is the economic value of monitoring animal health and diseases?

Practical information

Date: Thursday May 8, 2014

Dr. Johannes Charlier(Ghent University - Department of Virology, Parasitology and
Prof. Ludwig Lauwers (Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research – Social
Sciences Unit, Ghent University – Department of Agricultural Economics)
Dr. Jef Van Meensel (Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research – Social
Sciences Unit)
Prof. Erwin Wauters (Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research – Social
Sciences Unit, University of Antwerp – Department of Veterinary Sciences)


8h45: Registration and coffee
9h30: Start of the workshop
±17h00: Reception

Location: The workshop will take place at “De Vierhoekhoeve”, Brielstraat 71, 9860 Gijzenzele
( reach (1 km) of train station Gontrode.
Participation fee: VEE members: € 65
Non-members: € 100; Membership: € 30
Including hand-outs, coffee-breaks, lunch and closing drinks.
Registration: Due to the interactive nature of part of the program, participation is limited to 30 participants, on a first come first serve basis.
To register, please visit
Contact: Erwin Wauters (

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