Assessment of the Impact of the 2003 and 2006 Heat Waves on Cattle Mortality in France

  title={Assessment of the Impact of the 2003 and 2006 Heat Waves on Cattle Mortality in France},
  author={Eric Morignat and J. Beswick Perrin and {\'E} Gay and Jean-Luc Vinard and Didier Calavas and Viviane H{\'e}naux},
  booktitle={PloS one},
OBJECTIVES While several studies have highlighted and quantified human mortality during the major heat waves that struck Western Europe in 2003 and 2006, the impact on farm animals has been overlooked. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of these two events on cattle mortality in France, one of the most severely impacted countries. METHODS Poisson regressions were used to model the national baseline for cattle mortality between 2004 and 2005 and predict the weekly number of… CONTINUE READING


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