Dynamical Patterns of Cattle Trade Movements

  title={Dynamical Patterns of Cattle Trade Movements},
  author={P. Bajardi and A. Barrat and F. Natale and L. Savini and V. Colizza},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  • P. Bajardi, A. Barrat, +2 authors V. Colizza
  • Published 2011
  • Biology, Physics, Medicine
  • PLoS ONE
  • Despite their importance for the spread of zoonotic diseases, our understanding of the dynamical aspects characterizing the movements of farmed animal populations remains limited as these systems are traditionally studied as static objects and through simplified approximations. By leveraging on the network science approach, here we are able for the first time to fully analyze the longitudinal dataset of Italian cattle movements that reports the mobility of individual animals among farms on a… CONTINUE READING
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