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Table 3 Evolution of the number of living animals in Europe

From: A survey of the transmission of infectious diseases/infections between wild and domestic ungulates in Europe

  1970/1961 1980/1970 1990/1980 2000/1990 2009/2000 Global rate
2009/1961
Cattle 1.13 1.15 0.98 0.60 0.85 0.65
Goats 0.76 1.01 1.28 0.86 0.84 0.71
Pigs 1.11 1.33 1.05 0.77 0.94 1.12
Sheep 0.96 1.04 1.11 0.50 0.89 0.49
Donkeys 0.69 0.72 0.81 0.59 0.79 0.19
Buffaloes 0.89 0.85 1.04 0.40 1.49 0.47
Camels 0.86 0.97 1.11 0.04 0.70 0.02
Horses 0.70 0.72 0.92 0.69 0.90 0.29
Mules 0.57 0.52 0.63 0.70 0.85 0.11
  1. Ratios (i) of 1 mean the numbers remained constant during the period of concern (ii) ratios < 1: decreased number (iii) and > 1: increased number. These ratios were obtained by dividing numbers of animals aged 2 years.
  2. Data obtained from the fao website, consulted 19 December 2010 (updated on September 2010). http://faostat.fao.org/site/573/default.aspx#ancor. Request was effectuated with the selection: (i) Country: "Europe + (Total)" and "Europe > (List); (ii) Year: "1961, 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000, 2009"; (iii) Item: "Cattle, Goats, Pigs, Sheep, Asses, Buffaloes, Camels, Horses, Mules".