Department: Production and Population Health
Research Centres: Veterinary Epidemiology, Economics and Public Health
Jonathan has a personal chair as Professor of Animal Health Economics and holds the Norbrook Endowed chair in Veterinary Business Management. He is a member of the Veterinary Epidemiology, Economics and Public Health Group where his work focuses on improving the wellbeing of people and animals through better resource allocation to food systems and animal health, disease and welfare problems.
My background is in agricultural economics with a strong specialisation in the economics of animal health, livestock production and livestock food systems. This interest was born at an early stage (from the age of seven!) working on the family dairy farm, milking cows, helping keep records of inputs and milk production and getting involved in the farm-level issues of general animal health and the bigger issues of ridding the farm of brucellosis and warble fly.
My first degree was in Natural Sciences at Cambridge University specialising in animal production and nutrition. My Masters in agricultural economics at the University of Reading was a two year course and involved a year's research at the Institute for Veterinary Biologicals and Animal Health in Bangalore, India. My research focussed on the smallholder dairy sector and the impact of endemic and contagious diseases in this region. I first saw foot and mouth disease, rinderpest and anthrax during this time. My time in India was initiated by Peter Ellis, and he and his wife supervised and inspired me during my year overseas. Their mentoring role has continued during my professional career.
On completion of my Masters I joined the Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics Research Unit (VEERU), University of Reading as a research fellow under the supervision of Andrew James. I developed and taught a livestock economics course on VEERU’s MSc programme and carried out animal health economics consultancies in Portugal, Turkey, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. I also completed my doctorate on the role of livestock in mixed farming systems of India and Kenya developing household and herd simulation models from the field data collected and this was examined by Alt Dijkhuizen.
In 1997 I joined a DFID funded epidemiology and disease surveillance project in Bolivia as the livestock economist. Over a period of three years the project made assessments of the livestock and marketing systems, the impact of the major livestock diseases and developed a strong surveillance network through the use of both formal and participatory methods. I learnt much in this time, particularly the need to collaborate with people in the livestock sector to implement livestock and animal health programmes. At the end of project in 2001, I established a consultancy company in La Paz, Bolivia implementing projects on livestock development and animal health both in Bolivia, in the Latin American region, Africa, UK and Nepal. I worked with a range of organisations such as FAO, EU, DFID, IICA, ILRI, DANIDA, GTZ and USAID.
In 2006 I joined FAO in Rome, Italy and became part of a global team dealing with the highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 threats. In my first year I spent considerable time and effort on the problems that Egypt faced with HPAI, and in the second year I took responsibility for the global FAO programme on socio-economics work for HPAI. The latter involved many visits to the Asia region providing inputs on the impact of HPAI, cost-effectiveness of surveillance and vaccination and the use of value chain analysis to refine and improve risk assessments.
I joined the Veterinary Epidemiology, Economics and Public Health Group at RVC in February 2009 as a Senior Lecturer and in January 2013 I was awarded the personal chair as Professor of Animal Health Economics. Since January 2014 I have held the Norbrook endowed chair in Veterinary Business Management.
I am involved in directing the College’s research in the use of economic concepts, methods and analysis in order to improve allocation of resources to problems in livestock food systems that include animal health, welfare and disease issues and aspects that affect wider human health and welfare. My main objective of this work is to improve the welfare of pet owners, livestock producers, people involved in the livestock sector and of course the millions of consumers who depend on livestock products each day. In general I feel that while economics has made some contributions to animal health there are other areas where it needs to reconsider its role and improve methods available to animal health professionals. The general areas of research that I am pursuing are:
- Use of cost-effectiveness analysis during the implementation of animal health and welfare actions
- Impact assessments of diseases and animal health across the food supply chains
- Use of economics and behavioural sciences to refine and improve risk analysis
I am working with my team to strengthen the research in these areas by developing forums for discussion between researchers, policy makers and implementers of animal health economics. The College has invested in the development of animal health economics through improved sharing of new ideas, and discussions on the problems of developing economic concepts, tools and methods in the improvement of resource allocation to animal health and diseases.
I am currently involved in the following specific projects:
- Member of the management committee and college PI for Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH) with the London International Development Centre, SOAS and LSHTM
- Coordinator of the EU Erasmus funded prpject - NEAT - Networking to enhance the use of economics in animal health education, research and policy-making in Europe and beyond
- College PI for the MRC-ESEI funded project - UrbanZoo Pathogen emergence in urban and peri-urban areas based on fieldsites in Nairobi, Kenya with Liverpool and Edinburgh Universities
- College PI for the BBSRC-ZELS funded project Zoonoses in Livestock in Kenya (ZooLinK)
- College co-PI with Dr Damer Blake for the European Commission Horizon 2020 funded project, ‘Strengthening Animal Production and Health Through the Immune Response’ (SAPHIR) which is co-ordinated by Dr Isabelle Schwartz-Cornil (INRA, France)
- College PI on the NSF-BBSRC funded project - Antimicrobial resistance with fieldsites in Serengeti, Tanzania with Glasgow University and Washington State University, USA
- Collaborator on the Southern Africa Centre for Infectious Diseases (SACIDS) – development of national and regional animal and human health capacities – funded by Rockefeller Foundation, Wellcome Trust and IDRC
In addition to the scientific publications listed below I have been involved in producing the following technical reports which are available as PDFs on request:
Rushton, J.; Huntington, B.; White, L.; Houssiere, V.; Stevens, K.; Rushton, R. (2010) Management of HPAI Risk in Cross Border Movements in the Upper Mekong Region. Final report for FAO, Bangkok, Thailand. 141 pages
F. C. C. Consortium. Analysis of the costs and benefits of setting a target for the reduction of Salmonella in slaughter pigs. Report for European Commission Health and Consumers Directorate General., 2010. Available at:
F. C. C. Consortium. Analysis of the costs and benefits of setting a target for the reduction of Salmonella in breeding pigs. Report for European Commission Health and Consumers Directorate General. 2011. Available at:
Ibrahim, A., Albrechtsen, L., Upton, M., Morgan, N. & Rushton, J. (2007) Market Impacts of HPAI Outbreaks: A Rapid Appraisal Process Egypt. FAO, Rome, Italy. 34 pages
Rushton, J., Tulachan, P.M. and Anderson, S. (2005) Final Project Report. Livestock Technology Change, Livelihoods Impacts & Policy Lessons in Nepal. Report for Livestock Production Programme, DFID, UK and Pro-Poor Livestock Policy Facility, FAO, Rome, Italy. Imperial College, University of London, UK. 138 pages
Rushton, J. and Viscarra, R.E. (2005) Concerted Action on Livestock and Livelihoods (CALL) Bolivia. Summary of the activities, outputs and potential articles. Report for Livestock Production Programme, DFID, UK. Imperial College, University of London, UK. 14 pages.
Rushton J.; Viscarra, R.E. (2004) Livestock Production Systems in South America – Analysis and Trends. Report for a study on livestock production systems in South America for FAO, Rome, Italy. 33 pages
Upton, M.; Rushton, J.; Redmond, E.; Woods, P. and Wilsmore, A. (2003) FMD: Animal Movement Standstill Regime. Cost Benefit Analysis. Report for DEFRA, UK.
Rushton, J. (2003) Increasing the Sustainability of Surveillance Mechanisms in the Caribbean. Consultancy financed by EU “Caribbean Agriculture & Fisheries Programme (CAFP), Trinidad & Tobago. 69 pages.
Rushton, J.; Perez, L. and Viscarra, R.C. (2003) Marketing chains for a range of non-timber forest products in Bolivia and Mexico Report for the research project “Commercialisation of non-timber forest products: factors influencing success” Overseas Development Institute, London, UK. 107 pages.
Rushton, J. with Duran, N; Perez, L.; Viscarra, R.E.; Cadario, F.; Ballivián, J.; Villegas, F. (2002) Data analysis of the dairy sector in the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. Study commissioned by Imperial College, London, UK. CEVEP Ltda, La Paz, Bolivia. 81 pages
Rushton, J., Taylor N., Wilsmore, T., Shaw, A. & James, A. (2002) Economic analysis of vaccination strategies for foot and mouth disease in the UK. Royal Society, London. 95 pages.
Rushton, J.; Viscarra, R.; Baptista, R; Lucuy, M. (2001) Estudio Epidemiológico y Socio Económico en Sanidad y Nutrición Animal en los Seis Municipios de las Provincias Nor Y Sud Cinti del Departamento de Chuquisaca. PASACH, Camargo, Bolivia.
Rushton, J.; Pilling, P; Heffernan, C (2001) Review of livestock diseases and their importance in the lives of poor people. A study commissioned by ILRI. ILRI, Nairobi, Kenya.
Rushton, J.; Rushton, R. (In preparation) Food Systems, Rule Breakers and Disease
K. Adam; S. Baillie; E. Jackson; J. Rushton (submitted) ‘Developing a decision support tool for veterinary service delivery to the cattle industry of Great Britain’ Eurochoices
Lyons, N.A.; Alexander, N.; St?rk , K.D.C; Dulu, T.D.; Sumption,K.J.; James,A.D.; Rushton, J.; Fine, P.E.M. (under review) Impact of foot-and-mouth disease on milk production on a large-scale dairy farm in Kenya. Preventive Veterinary Medicine
Onono, J.; Wieland, B.; Rushton, J. (Under Review) Policy analysis in delivery of animal health services: A case for contagious bovine pleuropneumonia control in Kenya. Preventive Veterinary Medicine
Rushton, J. (accepted) Antimicrobial use in animals, how to assess the trade offs. Zoonoses and Public Health
Hardstaff J, Häsler B, Rushton J. (accepted) Livestock trade networks for guiding animal health surveillance. BMC Vet Res
Onono, J.; Wieland, B.; Rushton, J. (Accepted) Estimation of economic impact of contagious bovine pleuropneumonia on pastoralist in Kenya. Preventive Veterinary Medicine
Raboisson D, Waret-Szkuta A, Rushton J, Häsler B, Alarcon P. (accepted) Application of integrated production and economic models to estimate the impact of Schmallenberg virus for various beef suckler production systems in France and the United Kingdom. BMC Veterinary Research.
Waret-Szkuta A, Raboisson D, Niemi J, Aragrande M, Gethmann J, Babo Martins S, Hans L, Höreth-Böntgen D, Sans P, Stärk KD, Rushton J, Häsler B. (accepted) Status report on education in economics of animal health: results from an international survey. JVME
Häsler B, Alarcon P, Raboisson D, Waret-Szkuta A, Rushton J. (accepted) Integration of production and financial models to analyse the financial impact of livestock diseases: A case study of Schmallenberg virus disease on British and French dairy farms. Vet Rec.
Babo-Martins, S.; Häsler, B.; Rushton, J. (2015) Economic and ecological aspects of zoonoses: Impact of Zoonoses on the food industry. In Zoonoses: Infections affecting men and animals – A focus on public health aspects. Springer Link. Pp 1107-1126
Babo Martins, S. and Rushton, J. (2014) Cost-effectiveness analysis – adding value to animal health, welfare and production assessment. OIE Revue Scientifique et Technique
Rushton, J., J. Pinto Ferreira and K. D. Stärk (2014), “Antimicrobial Resistance: The Use of Antimicrobials in the Livestock Sector”, OECD Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Papers, No. 68, OECD Publishing. http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/5jxvl3dwk3f0-en
Häsler B, Hiby E, Gilbert W, Obeyesekere N, Bennani H, Rushton J (2014). A One Health Framework for the Evaluation of Rabies Control Programmes: A Case Study from Colombo City, Sri Lanka. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 8(10): e3270. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0003270
Jackson, E.L., Rushton, J. & Häsler, B. (2014). Economics of animal health. International Animal Health Industry, 1(1), pp. 22-24.
Alders, R., Bagnol, B., Hunter, C., Li, M., Mor, S., Naysmith, S., and Rushton, J. 2014. Why social scientists are so important to One Health. Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists 2014 Science Week Scientific Conference, Epidemiology Chapter Proceedings, QT Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise, 10-12 July 2014, p. 27-28.
Knight-Jones, T.J.D.; Njeumi, F,; Elswalhy, A.; Wabacha, J.; Rushton, J. (2014) Risk assessment and cost-effectiveness of animal health certification methods for livestock export in Somalia Preventive Veterinary Medicine 113(4):469-83. doi: 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2014.01.003
Gilbert, W.; Rushton, J. (2014) Estimating farm level investment in animal health and welfare in England. Veterinary Record 174(11):276. doi: 10.1136/vr.101925
Gilbert, W.; Haesler, B.; Rushton, J. (2014) Influences of farmer and veterinarian behaviour on emerging disease surveillance in England and Wales. Epidemiology and Infection 142(1):172-86. doi: 10.1017/S0950268813000484. Epub 2013 Mar 26
Fornace, K.; Clark, E.L.; Macdonald, S.E.; Namangala, B.; Karimuribo, E.; Awuni, J.A.; Olaf Thieme, O.; Blake, D. Rushton, J. (2013) Occurrence of Eimeria Species Parasites on Small-Scale Commercial Chicken Farms in Africa and Indication of Economic Profitability . PLoS ONE 8(12): e84254. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0084254
Liverani, M.; Waage, J.; Barnett, T.; Pfeiffer,D.U.; Rushton, J.; Rudge, J.W.; Loevinsohn, M.E.; Scoones, I.; Smith, R.D.; Cooper, B.S.; White, R.; Goh, S.; Horby, P.; Wren, B.; Gundogdu, O.; Woods, A.; Coker, R.J. (2013) Understanding and Managing. Zoonotic Risk in the New Livestock Industries. Environ Health Perspect 121:873–877 (2013). http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1206001
Fornace, K.; Liverani, M.; Rushton, J.; Coker, R. (2013) Effects of land use changes and agricultural practices on the emergence and re-emergence of human viral diseases. In Singh S.K. (Editor) “Viral infections and climate change” John Wiley & Sons,
Rushton, J. (2013) An Overview Analysis of Costs and Benefits of Government Control Policy Options. In proceedings of “Livestock Disease Policies: Building Bridges between Science and Economics” International workshop held in OECD, Paris, France. 3-4 June 2013 pages 39-51
Haesler, B.; Rushton, J.; Staerk, K. Howe, K. (2013) Surveillance And Intervention Expenditure: Substitution Or Complementarity Between Different Types Of Policy. In proceedings of “Livestock Disease Policies: Building Bridges between Science and Economics” International workshop held in OECD, Paris, France. 3-4 June 2013 pages 89-107
Drewe, J.; Häsler, B,; Rushton, J.; Stärk, K. (2013) Assessing the expenditure distribution of animal health surveillance: the case of Great Britain. Veterinary Record doi:10.1136/vr.101846
Knight-Jones, T.J.D.; Rushton, J. (2013) The economic impacts of foot and mouth disease – What are they, how big are they and where do they occur? Preventive Veterinary Medicine 112 (3-4) pp 161-173
Alarcon, P.; Rushton, J.; Wieland, B. (2013) Cost of post-weaning multi-systemic wasting syndrome and porcine circovirus type-2 subclinical infection – an economic disease model. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 110(2):88-102. doi: 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2013.02.010
Alarcon, P.; Rushton, J.; Nathues, H.; Wieland, B. (2013) Economic efficiency analysis of different strategies for the control of Post-weaning multi-systemic wasting syndrome and porcine circovirus type 2 subclinical infection. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 110(2):103-18. doi: 10.1016 /j.prevetmed.2012.12.006
Onono, J.; Wieland, B.; Rushton, J. (2013) Factors influencing choice of veterinary service provider by pastoralist in Kenya. Tropical Animal Health and Production 45(6):1439-45. doi: 10.1007/s11250-013-0382-7
Onono, J.; Wieland, B.; Rushton, J. (2013) Constraints to cattle production in a semiarid pastoral system in Kenya. Tropical Animal Health and Production 45(6):1415-22. doi: 10.1007/s11250-013-0379-2
Lyons, N.A.; Smith, R. P. and Rushton, J. (2012). Cost effectiveness of farm interventions for reducing the prevalence of VTEC O157 on UK dairy farms. Epidemiology and Infection, 141(9):1905-19. doi: 10.1017/S0950268812002403
Häsler, B, Gilbert, W, Jones, BA, Pfeiffer, UD, Rushton, J, Otte, MJ, 2012. The Economic Value of One Health in Relation to the Mitigation of Zoonotic Disease Risks. Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology. Springer Link, doi: 10.1007/82_2012_239
Rushton, J. Guest Editor (2012) A special edition on the Economics of Animal Health Eurochoices
Rushton, J.; Bergevoet, R. Velthius, A.; Raboisson, D. (2012) Evaluating Animal Health Investments. Eurochoices
Dangour, A.D.; Green, R.; Haesler, B.; Rushton, J.; Shankar, B.; Waage, J. (2012) Food chain and Health?Linking agriculture and health in low- and middle-income countries: an interdisciplinary research agenda Proceedings of the Nutrition Society 71(02) pp 222-228 doi:10.1017/S0029665112000213
Boulton, A.; Rushton, J.; Wathes, C.M.; Wathes, D.C. (2012) Past trends and future challenges for a sustainable UK dairy industry Royal Agricultural Society Journal Vol 172
Onono, J.; Wieland, B.; Rushton, J. (2012) Productivity in different cattle production systems in Kenya. Tropical Animal Health and Production 45(2):423-30. doi: 10.1007/s11250-012-0233-y
Fournie, G.; Rushton, J.; Pfeiifer, D.U. (2012) Disease modelling and the human factor Veterinary Record 170:157-158 doi:10.1136/vr.e588
Rushton, J.; Haesler, B. De Haan, N.; Rushton, R. (2012) Economic benefits or drivers of a ‘One Health’ approach: Why should anyone invest? Onderspoort J Vet Res. 79(2):E1-5. doi: 10.4102/ojvr.v79i2.461
Kayunze, K.A.; Kiwara, A.D.; Lyamuya, E.; Kambarage, D.M.; Rushton, J.; Coker, R.; Kock, R.; Rweyemamu, M.M. (2012) A socio-economic approach to One Health policy research in southern Africa Onderspoort Journal of Veterinary Research doi:104102/ojvr.v79i2.461
EFSA (2011) Data collection for the identification of emerging risks related to food and feed EFSA Journal 2011;9(8):EN-185 – listening expert
Toribio, J-A. and Rushton, J. (2011) Participatory Epidemiology: The emergence of a sub-discipline. Veterinary Journal
Lynen, G.; Yrjö-Koskinen, A.E.; Bakuname, C.; Di Giulio, G.; Mlinga, N.; Khama, I.; Hanks, J; Taylor, N.M.; James, A.D.; McKeever, D.; Peters, A.R. and Rushton, J. (2011) East Coast fever immunisation field trial in crossbred dairy cattle in Hanang and Handeni districts in northern Tanzania. Trop Anim Health Prod DOI 10.1007/s11250-011-9936-8
Taylor, N.M. and Rushton, J. (2011) A value chain approach to animal diseases risk management – Technical foundations and practical framework for field application. Animal Production and Health Guidelines. No. 4. FAO, Rome, Italy. 135 pages
Coker, R.; Rushton, J.; Mounier-Jack, S.; Karimuribo, E.; Lutumba, P.; Kambarage, D.; Pfeiffer, D.; Stärk, K.; Rweyemamu, M. (2011) Towards a conceptual framework to support ‘One Health’ research and policy: health systems and the human - animal interface. Lancet Infectious Diseases 11 4 pp 326-331
Babo Martins, S.; Di Giulio, G.; Lynen, G.; Peters, A; Rushton, J. (2010) Assessing the impact of East Coast Fever immunisation by the infection and treatment method in Tanzanian pastoralist systems. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 97 pp 175-182
Hawkesworth, S.; Dangour, A.D.; Johnston, D.; Lock, K.; Poole, N.; Rushton, J.; Uauy, R.; and Waage, J. (2010) Feeding the world healthily: the challenge of measuring the effects of agriculture on health Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 2010 365, 3083-3097
Hinrichs, J.; Otte, J.; Rushton, J. (2010) Technical, epidemiological and financial implications of large-scale national vaccination campaigns to control HPAI H5N1. Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, CABI.2010 5 021
Rushton, J.; Viscarra, R.V.; Taylor, N.M.; Hoffmann, I.; Schwabenbauer, K. (2010) Poultry sector development, highly pathogenic avian influenza and the smallholder production systems. Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, CABI.2010 5 No 030
Albrechtsen, L; Saade, M.; Riviere, A. & Rushton, J. (2009) Proactive Engagement in Compensation and Rehabilitation Policy Formulation and Implementation: The Case of HPAI in Egypt. World Journal Poultry Science Vol 65 pp 225-230
Alders, R.G.; Pym, R.A.E. & Rushton, J. (2009) Report on the Family Poultry Workshop held during the XXIII World’s Poultry Congress. World Journal Poultry Science Vol 65 pp 298-305
Rushton, J. (2009) The Economics of Animal Health and Production. Foreward by Peter Ellis with contributions from Andrew James, Alexandra Shaw, David Leonard, Clem Tisdell, Joachim Otte, Alistair Stott, Hernan Rojas, Pascal Bonnet, C. Devendra, Liz Redmond, Harvey Beck, Ugo Pica-Ciamarra, Matthieu Lesnoff, Vinod Ahuja, Martin Upton & Rommy Viscarra. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK. Pages 364
Leibler, J.H.; Otte, J; Roland-Holst, D; Pfeiffer, D.U.; Soares Magalhaes,R; Rushton, J.; Graham, J.P.; Silbergeld, E.K. (2009) Industrial Food Animal Production and Global Health Risks: Exploring the Ecosystems and Economics of Avian Influenza. Ecohealth 13 May
Domenech J, Dauphin G, Rushton J, McGrane J, Lubroth J, Tripodi A, Gilbert J, Sims L D (2009) Experiences with vaccination in countries endemically infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza: the Food and Agriculture Organization perspective. Rev. sci. tech. Off. int. Epiz., 2009, 28 (1):293-305.
McLeod, A., Rushton, J., Riviere-Cinnamond, A., Brandenburg, B. & Loth, L. (2008) Economic issues in vaccination against HPAI in developing countries. Dev Biol (Basel) 130:63-72.
Rushton, J. (2008) Economic Aspects of Foot and Mouth Disease in Bolivia. OIE Revue Scientifique et Technique. 27 (3) pp 759-769
Otte, M.J.; Hinrichs, J.; Rushton, J.; Roland-Holst, D. & Zilberman D. (2008) Impacts of avian influenza virus on animal production in developing countries Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, CABI. 2008 3 No. 080
Alders, R., Bagnol, B., Young, M., Ahlers, C., Brum, E. & Rushton, J. (2008) Challenges and constraints to vaccination in developing countries. Dev Biol (Basel) Vol. 130, 73-82.
Rushton, J., Viscarra, R.E., Otte, J., McLeod, A. & Taylor, N. (2007) Animal Health Economics. Where have we come from and where do we go next? Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, CABI. 2007 1 No. 031
Otte, M.J., Roland-Holst, D., Pfeiffer, D., Soares-Magalhaes, R., Rushton, J., Graham, J. & Silbergeld E. (2007) Industrial Livestock Production and Global Health Risks. Research Report, FAO-PPLPI, Rome, Italy with John Hopkins, School of Public Health, USA, University of California, USA and RVC, London, UK.
McLeod, A. & Rushton, J. (2007) Economics of Animal Vaccination. OIE Revue Scientifique et Technique. 26(2) pp 313-326
Rushton, J.; McLeod, A. & Lubroth, J. (2006) Managing transboundary animal disease. World Livestock, FAO, Rome, Italy. pp 29-44
Rushton, J. (2006) Animal Health Systems and Status – Are they trade barriers or mechanisms to improve global animal disease control? In the proceedings of the International Agricultural Trade and Research Consortium summer symposium held in Bonn, Germany 28-30 May, 2006.
Rushton, J., Viscarra, R.E. & Paz, R. (2006) Desarrollando soluciones a las demandas de los productores ganaderos en zonas pobres y aisladas. Las experiencias del proyecto CALL en Bolivia. In the proceedings of “Agricultura, Pobreza y Crecimiento Económico” a conference held in Santiago, Chile on 26th and 27th September, 2005.
Rushton, J., Upton, M., Ayala, G. & Velasco, R. (2006) Balancing active and passive policies for the prevention of transboundary diseases. Proceedings of the International Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics 6-11 August 2006.
Viscarra, R.E., Chipana, O. & Rushton, J. (2006) Identifying and meeting the veterinary education needs of poor isolated communities in Bolivia. Proceedings of the International Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics 6-11 August 2006.
Rushton, J. & Upton, M. (2006) Investment in prevention & preparedness in facing biological emergencies and disasters: social & economic costs of disasters versus costs of surveillance & response preparedness. OIE Revue Scientifique et Technique. 25(1) pp 375-388
Rushton, J. & Viscarra, R.E. (2005) Meeting the needs of poor, marginalised livestock keeping families – Concerted Action on Livestock and Livelihoods (CALL) project in Boluvia. In editors Rowlinson, P., Wachirapakorn, C., Pakdee, P. & Wanapat, M. Proceedings of “Integrating Livestock-Crop Systems to Meet the Challenges of Globalisation” Vol 2. AHAT/BSAS International Conference November 14-18, 2005, Khon Kaen, Thailand. pp T40
Rushton, J., Viscarra, R.E., Guerne Bleiche, E. and Mcleod, A. (2005) Impact of avian influenza outbreaks in the poultry sectors of five South East Asian countries (Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Thailand, Viet Nam) outbreak costs, responses and potential long term control. World Journal Poultry Science. 61 (3) pp 491-514
Upton, M.; Mbogoh, S. & Rushton, J. (2005) Marketing to promote trade and development. In (editors) Owen, E., Kitalyi, A., Jayasuriya, N. & Smith, T. “Livestock and Wealth Creation. Improving the husbandry of animals kept by resource-poor people in developing countries”. Nottingham University Press, Nottingham, UK. pp 127-144
Willem te Velde, D.; Rushton, J.; Sckreckenberg, K.; Marshall, E.; Edouardo, F.; Newton, A. and Arancibia, E. (2005) Entrepreneurship in value chains of non-timber forest products. J. of Forest Policy and Economics
Field, C.; Rushton, J. & Viscarra, R. (2005) African and South American Camelids. In (editors) Owen, E., Kitalyi, A., Jayasuriya, N. & Smith, T. “Livestock and Wealth Creation. Improving the husbandry of animals kept by resource-poor people in developing countries”. Nottingham University Press, Nottingham, UK. pp 411-432
Anderson, S; Rushton, J.; Tulachan, P.; Staal, S.; Herrero, M. (2004) A comparative analysis of milk sectors - Nairobi, Kathmandu, Santa Cruz: Opportunities for pro-poor policies. In “Responding to the Livestock Revolution. The role of globalisation and implications for poverty alleviation” Edited by Owen, E.; Smith, T.; Steele, M.A.; Anderson, S.; Duncan, A.J.; Herrero, M.; Leaver, J.D.; Reynolds. C.K.; Richards, J.I.; Ku-Vera, J.C. BSAS Publication 33. pp 333-346
Rushton, J.; Duran, N.; Anderson, S. (2004) Demand and supply side changes in the Santa Cruz, Bolivia, milk sector 1985 - 2002: impact on small-scale producers and poor consumers. In “Responding to the Livestock Revolution. The role of globalisation and implications for poverty alleviation” Edited by Owen, E.; Smith, T.; Steele, M.A.; Anderson, S.; Duncan, A.J.; Herrero, M.; Leaver, J.D.; Reynolds. C.K.; Richards, J.I.; Ku-Vera, J.C. BSAS Publication 33. pp 315-322
Viscarra, R.E.; Rushton, J.; González, A,; López, T. (2003) Validation of a Serological Test for Sarcocystiosis in Llamas found in the Bolivian High Andes. Las memorias del 10 Symposium Internacional de Epidemiologia y Economia Veterinaria. Viña del mar, Chile, 17 al 21 de noviembre de 2003. No 284 in the CD.
Rushton, J.; Viscarra, R.E.; Angus, S.D. (2003) Economic aspects of foot and mouth disease in Bolivia. Las memorias del 10 Symposium Internacional de Epidemiologia y Economia Veterinaria. Viña del mar, Chile, 17 al 21 de noviembre de 2003. No 285 in the CD.
Rushton, J. (2003) Methods for the Assessment of Livestock Development Interventions in Smallholder Livestock Systems. FAO, Pro-Poor Livestock Policy Initiative, Working Paper No. 4. http://www.fao.org/ag/againfo/projects/en/pplpi/project_docs.html
Rushton, J.; Viscarra, R.E. (2003) The Use of Participatory Methodologies in Veterinary Epidemiology. Las memorias del 10 Symposium Internacional de Epidemiologia y Economia Veterinaria. Viña del mar, Chile, 17 al 21 de noviembre de 2003. No 286 in the CD.
Rushton, J.; Viscarra, R.E. (2003) El uso de modelos de hato en el analisis socio-economico de los sistemas de produccion camelida en Bolivia: el caso de un hato familiar, un hato regional y el hato nacional. Las Memorias del III Congreso Mundial sobre Camelidos, Potosi, Bolivia noviembre 2003. pp 909-914
Viscarra, R.E.; Rushton, J.; González, A,; López, T. (2003) Validacion de la prueba serologica ELISA para sarcocistiosis en llamas del altiplano boliviano. Las Memorias del III Congreso Mundial sobre Camelidos, Potosi, Bolivia noviembre 2003. pp 873-878
Rushton J. (2003) Economic implications of reproductive disorders on cattle production. Rev. Bras. Reprod. Anim. 27 2 pp 75-85
Rushton, J., Pilling, D. & Heffernan, C. (2002) A literature review of livestock diseases and their importance in the lives of poor people. In Perry, B. Editor “Investing in animal health research to alleviate poverty” ILRI, Nairobi, Kenya. Appendix 7
James, A.D. and Rushton, J. (2002) The Economics of Foot and Mouth Disease OIE Revue Scientifique et Technique 21 (3) pp 637-644
Rushton, J.; Duran, C.; Anderson, S. (2002) Cambios en la Demanda y Oferta de Leche en Santa Cruz durante 1985 hasta 2002. Su impacto en los lecheros y los consumidores pobres. Memoria 4to Simposio de Productividad Lechería 7-8 Noviembre 2002. UAGRM, Santa Cruz, Bolivia. pp 127-133.
Rushton, J. and Viscarra, R.E. (2002) Estimaciones de poblaciones animales y los ingresos generados por éstos Un modelo con aplicaciones en los Cintis. Memoria de XIV ABOPA – Forrajes y Producción Animal, Cochabamba 13-15 de noviembre 2002. ABOPA, La Paz, Bolivia. In CD
Rushton, J. (2002) The economic impact of livestock diseases. CABI Animal Health and Production Compendium 2002 edition. CAB International, Wallingford, UK. In CD and the internet
Rushton, J.; Pilling, P; Heffernan, C (2002) Review of livestock diseases and their importance in the lives of poor people. Appendix 7. of “Investing in Animal Health Research to Alleviate Poverty” ILRI, Nairobi, Kenya. 136 pages
Heffernan, C. and Rushton, J. (2001) Restocking: A Critical Evaluation. Nomadic Peoples Vol. 4 No. 1 pp. 110-124.
Rushton, J. and Viscarra, R.E. (2001) Mastitis: Su impacto económico en las lecherías de Santa Cruz. Memoria 3er Simposio de Productividad Lechería 18-19 octubre 2001. UAGRM, Santa Cruz, Bolivia. pp 46-58
Viscarra, R.; Huallata, C. and Rushton, J. (2000) Sarcocystiosis in the Bolivian Altiplano – A case study in Oruro. In The Society of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine Web Page.
Orozco, C.; Rushton, J.; Angus, S.; McGrane, J.; and Eulert, E. (2000) A foot and mouth disease outbreak in the Achachicala slaughterhouse, La Paz, Bolivia. In The Society of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine Web Page.
Hoyos, G.; Rushton, J.; and Angus, S. (2000) The economic impact of foot and mouth disease in extensive beef systems of Bolivia. In The Society of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine Web Page.
Rushton, J.; Thornton, P. and Otte, M.J. (1999) Methods of Economic Impact Assessment. In “The economics of animal disease control” OIE Revue Scientifique et Technique Vol 18 (2) pp 315-338.
Minjauw, B.; Rushton, J.; James, A.D. and de Castro, J. (1999) Financial study of different ECF control strategies on Sanga Cattle in Zambia. Preventive Veterinary Medicine Vol 38 pp 35-45.
Rushton, J. (1996) Quantitative methods for the economic assessment of smallholder crop-livestock farming systems. PhD Thesis. University of Reading, UK.
Rushton, J and Ellis, P.R. (1996) The Changing Role of Cattle in the Mixed Farm Systems around Bangalore, India. In Livestock farming systems: research, development, socio-economics and the land manager, editors J.B. Dent, M.J. McGregor and A.R. Sibbald. EAAP Publication No. 79.
Rushton, J. (1995) An Anthrax Outbreak in a South India Village. In The Society of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine Poster Display Booklet. pp 160-163.
Rushton, J. (1994) Farming Systems Investigations to Support Livestock Policy Analysis. In Proceedings of International Symposium for Systems-Oriented Research in Agriculture and Rural Development. pp 977-78.
Rushton, J. (1991) The Cattle and Buffalo Economy in the Bangalore District of India with Specific Reference to the Impact of Animal Diseases on the Households Maintaining these Animals. Unpublished Master of Agricultural Science Dissertation, University of Reading, UK.
I am responsible for education on the use of economics in animal health at under and post graduate courses working closely with my colleagues Barbara Haesler and Liz Jackson. I am module leader of the one health economics module for post graduate students. This is a core module of the College’s Veterinary Epidemiology and One Health MSc courses, and is also a stand alone course for people wanting to improve their knowledge and skills in animal health economics.
Since 2002 I have been involved in the College’s Distance learning courses developing material on animal health economics, data collection and policy. I am currently an examiner on these courses. In 2012 I also initiated new modules for the Intensive Livestock Health and Production (ILHP) courses in the College.
In addition to the College teaching materials I have been involved in producing the following guides and manuals:
Rushton, J. & Viscarra, R.E. (2006) A Guide for Concerted Action on Livestock and Livelihoods (CALL). DFID-Livestock Production Programme, NRI, UK. (In English and Spanish)
Marshall, E., Rushton, J. & Sckreckenberg, K. (2006) Practical Tools for Researching Successful NTFP Commercialization: A Methods Manual. DFID-Forestry Research Programme, WCMC-UNEP, UK. (In English and Spanish)
Rushton, J. (2006) “Appraisal and Monitoring of Functioning Livestock Systems” and “Planning Livestock Development: The State and the Market” Modules for the distance learning MSc “Livestock Health and Production”. RVC, London, UK.
Dorward A., Anderson S., Nava, Y., Pattison, J., Paz, R., Rushton, J. and Sanchez Vera, E. (2005) A Guide To Indicators And Methods For Assessing The Contribution Of Livestock Keeping To The Livelihoods Of The Poor. Department of Agricultural Sciences, Imperial College London. (In English and Spanish)
Rushton, J.; Viscarra, R.E. (2003) The Use of Participatory Methodologies in Veterinary Epidemiology. (In English and Spanish) CEVEP, La Paz, Bolivia ISBN 99905-0-400-8 60 pages
Viscarra, R.E. and Rushton, J. (2002) Libro sobre Sanidad y Nutrición Animal “En tus manos tus animals sanos”. CEVEP Ltda., La Paz, Bolivia y PASACH, Camargo, Chuquisaca, Bolivia. ISBN 99905-0-231-5 62 pages in Spanish and 52 pages in quechua
Viscarra, R.E.; Rushton, J. and Peña, D. (2002) Radio Novela sobre Sanidad y Nutrición Animal “Julia y los animales” La Paz, Bolivia.
Rushton, J. and Shaw, A.P.M. (2002) Animal Health Economics. Module for the distance learning MSc “Epidemiology and Animal Health Economics”. RVC, London, UK.
Carrique Mas, J.J.; Cuéllar Guzmán, A.M.; Ribera Cuéllar, H.; Rushton, J. (2000) Manual Práctico sobre Garrapatas y Enfermedades Transmitidas por Garrapatas. LIDIVET, Santa Cruz, Bolivia. 36 pages
Rushton, J. and Mbogoh S.G. (1997) Livestock Data Collection. In Natura/Nectar Programme Agricultural Economics and Rural Development: Module 4 The Economics of Livestock Systems.
C. Heffernan and Rushton, J. (1997) Livestock Ecology and Resource Use. In Natura/Nectar Programme Agricultural Economics and Rural Development: Module 4 The Economics of Livestock Systems.
Mbogoh S.G., Rushton J. and Heffernan C. (1997) The Role of Livestock in Human Nutrition, Agricultural Systems and the National Economy. In Natura/Nectar Programme Agricultural Economics and Rural Development: Module 4 The Economics of Livestock Systems.
Mbogoh S.G., Rushton J. and Heffernan C. (1997) Review of Livestock Production Systems. In Natura/Nectar Programme Agricultural Economics and Rural Development: Module 4 The Economics of Livestock Systems.
Our research aims to better understand campylobacter dynamics by investigating public health risks, transmission and contamination pathways and control options.
Cross-university, interdisciplinary food systems training to improve food security and environmental outcomes.
Investigation of the relationship between livestock value chains and nutritional status of women and children: a pilot study in Kenya
We are investigating the relationship between consumers’ access to and use of different food sources and their nutritional status, specifically in low-income households in Nairobi, Kenya.
This research aims to model the impact of livestock based interventions on animal health and food security of pastoral households in Marsabit, northern Kenya and to suggest sustainable and strategic animal health programmes in the region.
NEAT: Networking to enhance the use of economics in animal health education, research and policy making in Europe and beyond
NEAT aims to ensure efficient allocation of resources at all levels of animal health work and for this to lead to better animal health and welfare with strong societal benefits.
People: Barbara Haesler, Jonathan Rushton, Houda Bennani, Ana Mateus, Maria Garza Valles, Timothée Vergne, Camilla Benfield, Richard Kock, Marianne Carson, Kevin Queenan, Laura Craighead, Emi Takahashi
The Network for Evaluation of One Health brings together international experts interested and experienced in One Health to promote standardised and comparable evaluations of One Health initiatives and to inform decision-making and resource allocation.