Table 2

The mean number of cattle movements (*103) per month before FMD (2000) and after FMD (2001ā€“2004) in the Netherlands
Cattle movement type Before FMD After FMD
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Off-farm for live trade 226.0a* 170.3b 193.6a,b 200.2a,b 201.5a,b
[193.2-263.1] [136.7-180.4] [158.5-216.4] [193.0-209.7] [172.8-225.5]
Off-farm for slaughter 162.3a 151.0a 150.1a 150.7a 159.2a
[143.0-183.5] [137.7-166.3] [134.5-165.9] [127.7-169.3] [135.9-174.2]
Off-farm for destruction 10.9a 17.2b 15.6a,b 15.9b 15.4a,b
[9.2-12.8] [16.0-20.2] [14.4-19.4] [13.5-18.1] [13.5-18.1]
Off-farm for export 7.7a 13.2b 11.4a,b 11.7a,b 14.6b
[6.5-8.9] [10.5-16.3] [9.4-16.7] [8.4-14.9] [12.5-16.6]
Import 52.9a 33.9b 43.4a,b 47.2a,b 44.7a,b
[42.9-61.6] [22.2-43.5] [36.0-55.0] [41.4-59.2] [26.9-52.3]

The mean number of cattle movements was determined over the months July-December to compare cattle movements across years (i.e. to correct for seasonal effects). The numbers between brackets represent the range [minimum- maximum] of cattle movements (*103). *different letters mean that the numbers between years are significantly different from each other (Pā€‰ā‰¤ā€‰0.05).

Brouwer et al.

Brouwer et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:188   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-8-188

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