Financial costs of disease burden, morbidity and mortality from priority livestock diseases in Nigeria

The overall objective of this study is to assess the financial impacts of inaction against five priority diseases in Nigeria: Newcastle disease in rural poultry flocks; peste des petits ruminants in sheep and goats; contagious bovine pleuropneumonia in cattle; African swine fever in pigs; and trypanosomosis in ruminants and pigs.


The specific objectives are to do the following for each of the five priority diseases at national and agroecological levels:

  • assess the direct and indirect financial burden of inaction including costs of death of animals; weight loss; lost milk, eggs and draught power; treatment during illness etc.;
  • estimate the costs of targeted interventions including treatment, vaccination, surveillance, vector control and sanitary measures;
  • determine the additional benefits, additional costs and net benefits associated with baseline interventions;
  • evaluate of the benefit-cost ratios of targeted interventions based on sensitivity analysis; and
  • make recommendations on the feasibility of the targeted interventions given the underlying uncertainties permeating the various scenarios.


The University of Nigeria, Nsukka is a partner in the project.