Bovine campylobacteriosis is considered to be common disease in farmed female cattle of Bangladesh with various effects on animal productivity. However, no economic impact assessment labeling the burden of this disease has been conducted. Secondary data combined with the primary data on different financial parameters of livestock goods and associated parameters collected through stakeholder interviews were utilized in economic impact assessment for a year in two cattle-dominant districts of Bangladesh. The study confirmed an annual estimated economic loss of this disease in farmed cattle was BDT (Bangladesh Taka) 1,282.26 million (95% CI: 1,120.41-1,448.00), Equiv. USD 15.09 million (95% CI: 13.18-17.04). The study has shown the highest economic loss due to restocking cost (BDT 703.89 million, 95% CI: 615.12-794.98) of heifer and cows. However, decreased milk production was evaluated as second position (BDT 395.25 million) between the loss categories. Among the districts, higher economic loss was estimated in Mymensingh district (BDT 935 million, 95% CI: 817.07-1059.17) than Dhaka due to the large number of cattle population. The study provides a detailed understanding of the impact of Campylobacter on livestock productivity that will support for formulating and implementing prevention and control strategies in high yielding farmed cattle of Bangladesh.
Key words: Bovine campylobacteriosis, Campylobacter, economic loss, farmed cattle, livestock productivity, Bangladesh.
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