More information about the SimHerd-Flex application

How is the true incidence of lameness and the other diseases estimated? 

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Where does the output from SimHerd come from?

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SimHerd-Flex: quantifying the economic impact of robustness

The SimHerd-Flex application that is developed for Arla, is a mini-version of the full SimHerd model. In contrast to the full SimHerd model that can basically simulate ANY scenario in a specific herd, this mini-version is only able to estimate the economic impact of reducing a limited number of diseases. The technical term of this mini-version, is a Response Surface Model (RSM). An RSM describes the behavior of the full SimHerd model as good as possible, while easier and faster to use. Making an RSM is an acknowledged discipline in the field of simulation modeling. For more info, please read the related article on wikipedia