Richard Pospisil1, Ondrej Krocil1, Philipp Kunz2
1 Department of Applied Economics, Palacky University of Olomouc, Krizkovskeho 12, 77180 Olomouc, Czech Republic
2 Faculty of Business and Economics, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 1, 61300 Brno, Czech Republic
Pospisil, R., Krocil, O., & Kunz, P. (2019). The analysis of damping of the Bovine Rhinotracheitis National Recovery Program in the Czech Republic between 2006-2016. Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Science, 25(2), 396–402
Since the mid of 1970‘s Czech livestock production has been directly influenced by the occurrence of Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR) whose occurrence affects the economics of livestock agricultural production in the Czech Republic. IBR is a highly contagious, infectious respiratory disease that is caused by Bovine Herpesvirus-1. For this reason, in 2006 the National Recovery Program for IBR has been launched and in 11 years the number of farms with a declared IBR-free status has gradually increased from 19.02% to 99.21%. By the end of 2016 just 153 farms with 2552 bovine animals are still without IBR-free status. Within the program there was adopted the principle, that the removal of infected animals will take place mainly within the framework of the natural changes of herds. At the time of the start of the NRP there was a significant drop in number of cattle in the Czech Republic. Based on this assumption, the Czech Republic could in 2018 meet OIE‘s requirements on statut of IBR-free country, which consider at least 99.80% of the bovine herds free of IBR.