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Epidemiology for Field Veterinarians

Epidemiology for Field Veterinarians

An Introduction

By E Sergeant, AusVet Animal Health Services, Australia, N Perkins, AusVet Animal Health Services, Australia

July 2015 / Paperback / 320 Pages / 9781845936914 £37.50 / €50.00 / $72.50
With 10% online discount: £33.75 / €45.00 / $65.25
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Main Description

Intended as an introduction for veterinarians and other animal health professionals interested in and wishing to apply epidemiological methods in their day-to-day work, this book provides a practical guide for those new to the field. Its applied focus covers the principles of epidemiology in real world situations and practical implementation of disease outbreak investigation, for both emerging and endemic diseases. Techniques and methods are discussed, supported by case studies and practical examples to illustrate their application. The book is clearly written and accessible, providing readers with practical information and encouraging the development of problem-solving skills. It is an essential handbook for veterinary surgeons and students and those involved in animal health, food safety and epidemiology.

  • 1: What is Epidemiology?
  • 2: The Epidemiological Approach
  • 3: Investigating Disease Outbreaks
  • 4: Causality
  • 5: Patterns of Disease
  • 6: Measuring Disease Frequency
  • 7: Diagnosis and Screening
  • 8: Sampling Populations
  • 9: Data Collection and Management
  • 10: Exploratory Data Analysis
  • 11: Introduction to Statistical Principles
  • 12: Animal Health Surveillance
  • 13: Regional Animal Health Programmes
  • 14: Introduction to Risk Analysis
  • 15: Spatial Epidemiology

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