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Modeling Bovine Tuberculosis


Grear DA, Kaneene JB, Averill JJ, Webb CT. 2014. Local cattle movements in response to ongoing bovine tuberculosis zonation and regulations in Michigan, USA. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 114(3-4): 201-212. [Online]

Tsao K, Robbe-Austerman S, Miller RS, Portacci K, Grear DA, Webb C. 2014. Sources of bovine tuberculosis in the United States. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 28: 137-143. [Online]

Buhnerkempe MG, Grear DA, Portacci K, Miller RS, Lombard JE, Webb CT. 2013. A national-sclae picture of U.S. cattle movements obtained from Interstate Certificate of Veterinary Inspection data. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 112(3-4): 318-329. [Online]

Lindstrom T, Grear D, Buhnerkempe M, Webb C, Miller R, Portacci K, Wennergren U. 2013. A Bayesian approach for modeling cattle movements in the United States: Scaling up a partially observed network. PLoS ONE, 8(1): e53432. [Online]

Hakansson N. 2012. Dissertaion: Network analysis and optimization of animal transports. Linkoping Studies in Science and Technology, Dissertation No. 1434, Linkoping University, Sweden. [Online]

Lennartsson J. 2012. Dissertaion: Networks and epidemics - impact of network structure on disease transmission. Linkoping Studies in Science and Technology, Dissertation No. 1433, Linkoping University, Sweden. [Online]

Lennartsson J, HÃ¥kansson N, Wennergren U, Jonsson A. 2012. SpecNet: A spatial network algorithm that generates a wide range of specific structures. PLoS ONE, 7(8): e42679. [Online]

Lindstrom T, Sternberg Lewerin S, Wennergren U. 2012. Influence on disease spread dynamics of herd characteristics in a structured livestock industry. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 9(71): 1287-1294. [Online]

Lindstrom T, Sisson SA, Hakansson N, Bergman KO, Wennergren U. 2012. A spectral and Bayesian approach for analysis of fluctuations and synchrony in ecological datasets. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 3(6): 1019-1027. [Online]

Lindström T. 2010. Dissertation: Spatial spread of organisms: Modelling ecological and epidemiological processes. Linkoping University, Sweden.

Portacci K, Miller RS, Riggs PD, Buhnerkempe MG, Abrahamsen LM. 2013. Assessment of paper interstate certificates of veterinary inspection used to support disease tracing in cattle. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 243(4): 555-560. [Online]


Webb C. 2012-2013. Additional CVI data collection - annual variation. USDA. $181,227. Accepted.

Webb C. 2012-2013. CVI analysis: Production type and seasonality. USDA. $82,331. Accepted.

Webb C. 2011-2013. Developing network models - cattle movements (more CVI data entry). USDA. $110,298. Accepted.

Webb C. 2011-2013. Farm location and animal population simulator (FLAPS). USDA. $288,064. Accepted.

Webb C. 2011-2013. Local Cattle Movement: Michigan. USDA. $236,589. Accepted.

Keeling M, Wennergren U, Colizza V, Durand B, Selhorst T, Giovannini A. 2009. Networks of livestock movements: A Pan-European perspective on transmission and control. EMIDA (EU-call). $2,643,630. Accepted

Webb C, Wennergren U, Tildesley M. 2009. Spread of animal disease within US livestock: Improving decisions and interventions. DHS. $566,137. Accepted.

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