This economic model was create to provide a decision support tool for farmers and veterinarians, who can enter their own data to calculate the severity of PMWS on their farm, the cost of disease and what could be the most cost-effective control measure.
University of Bern. Switzerland
Prof. Dr. Heiko Nathues graduated from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Hannover, Germany in 2004. From 2004 until 2011 he was employed at the Field Station for Epidemiology of the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover in Bakum, Germany, where he also obtained his Dr. med. vet. in 2007 and his PhD in 2011. Awarded with a Marie-Curie Intra-European-Fellowship he joined the Veterinary Epidemiology, Economics and Public Health Group of the Royal Veterinary College in London, United Kingdom from 2011 to 2013. Since 2013 he is a professor at the Vetsuisse Faculty of the University of Bern, Switzerland, where he is heading the clinic for swine and is teaching pig medicine. Prof. Nathues is a Diplomate of the European College of Porcine Health Management (ECPHM) and a board member of the college, as well as of the European Association of Porcine Health Management (EAPHM). His primary areas of interest are diagnosis, epidemiology and control of porcine virus- and mycoplasmal-diseases. Current research is focused on modelling diseases in pig herds, the improvement of diagnostic methods and the determination of the efficacy of methods to control the disease.
Updated CV 07-Oct-2013