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GIS and Spatial Analysis in Veterinary Science

GIS and Spatial Analysis in Veterinary Science
October 2004 / Hardback / 320 Pages / 9780851996349 £108.99 / €140.00 / $207.95
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Main Description

The use of geographical information systems (including remote sensing) and spatial analysis in public health is now widespread. Its importance and potential for the monitoring of animal diseases has never been greater with the recent outbreaks of BSE and Foot-and-Mouth Disease. GIS and Spatial Analysis in Veterinary Science is the first book to review how such practices can be applied to veterinary science. Topics covered include the application of GIS to epidemic disease response, to companion animal epidemiology and to the management of wildlife diseases. It also covers the parallels with human health and spatial statistics in the biomedical sciences.

  • Part 1: Introduction and Overview
  • 1: The tools of spatial epidemiology: GIS, spatial analysis, and remote sensing, Peter A. Durr, Veterinary Laboratories Agency, UK, and Anthony C. Gatrell, Lancaster University, UK
  • 2: Spatial epidemiology and animal disease: introduction and overview, Peter A. Durr, Veterinary Laboratories Agency, UK
  • Part 2: The Wider Context
  • 3: Geographical information science and spatial analysis in human health: parallels and issues for animal health research, Anthony C. Gatrell, Lancaster University, UK
  • 4: Spatial statistics in the biomedical sciences: future directions, Peter J. Diggle, Lancaster University, UK
  • Part 3: Applications
  • 5: Geographical Information Science and spatial analysis in animal health, Dirk U. Pfeiffer, The Royal Veterinary College, UK
  • 6: The use of GIS in veterinary parasitology, Guy Hendrickx, Jan Biesemans, Avia-GIS, Belgium, and Reginald de Deken, Institute for Tropical Medicine, Belgium
  • 7: The use of GIS in modelling the spatial and temporal spread of animal diseases, Nigel P. French, University of Liverpool, UK, and Piran C.L. White, University of York, UK
  • 8: The use of GIS in companion animal epidemiology, Dominic Mellor, Giles Innocent and Stuart Reid, University of Glasgow, UK
  • 9: The use of GIS in epidemic disease response, Robert L. Sanson, AgriQuality, New Zealand
  • 10: The use of GIS in the management of wildlife diseases, Joanna S. McKenzie, Massey University, New Zealand
  • 11: Appendix:
  • 12: Resources guide: software, data and GISVET-web, Peter A. Durr, Nigel Tait, Veterinary Laboratories Agency, UK, and Christoph Staubach, BFA, Germany
"… This book introduces an update review of the knowledge and contribution of Spatial Epidemiology to animal disease with the help of multiple examples. It will enable the reader to familiarize himself with the tools, methods and concepts of this speciality. Finally, this work makes it possible for the non specialist to have a critical reading of the increasing amount of studies published in the field of Space-Time diseases which are dependent upon the environment."
Revuede Medecine Veterinaire, June 2005