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Table 3 Costs of interventions implemented on the five pig farms to control T. gondii infections

From: Effectiveness and costs of interventions to reduce the within-farm Toxoplasma gondii seroprevalence on pig farms in the Netherlands

Farm # Intervention measurea One-off expenses Labor (hours) Total one-off expensesb Monthly expenses Estimated annual costs
1 PIM Sterilizing eight cats €115   €115   €25
OM Improving rodent control by a professional company visiting the farm every six weeks (including inside the stable)     €200 €2400
OM Placing a new door in the stable to prevent mice and rats from entering €1000   €1000   €131
OM Paving trench silo and tidying up between pig stables €2000 80 €4265   237
  Total €3115 80 €5380 €200 €2792
2 PIM Sterilizing seven cats €420   €420   €91
OM Placing a rattrap €36   €36   €5
OM Implementing fly control by using predatory flies and wasps (only during the summer every 5 weeks, in total 7 times)     €310 €3714
OM Placing boot cleaners and using new boots €126   €126   €16
  Total €582   €582 €310 €3827
3 PIM Sterilizing seven cats €505 11 €801   €178
OM Improving rodent control by placing poison boxes inside and traps outside every four to six weeks     €101 €1212
  Total €505 11 €816 €101 €1390
4 PIM Improving rodent control by a professional company visiting the farm every two to three weeks (including camera surveillance)     €240 €2880
OM Placing a lid on feeding cartc      
OM Cleaning pig stablesc      
  Total     €240 €2880
5 PIM Implementing a new storage for whey feed €4500   €4500   €362
  Total €4500   €4500   €362
  1. All costs mentioned are excl. VAT
  2. aPIM principal intervention measure, OM other intervention measure
  3. bLabor is valued at €28.31 per hour [19]
  4. cNo data on expenses received from the farmer