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Cover for Diseases and parasites of aquaculture species.

This chapter discusses the aetiology, epidemiology, prevalence, distribution, transmission, risk factors, pathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of infectious diseases in aquaculture.

Author(s)
Stickney, R. R.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390097)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Risks for human health related to invasive alien reptiles and amphibians.

More than 100 amphibian and reptile species have established populations outside their natural geographical range, mostly as a consequence of the international pet trade. About 40 zoonoses are associated with reptiles and amphibians. The main zoonotic risks from alien invasive reptiles and...

Author(s)
Pauwels, O. S. G.; Pantchev, N.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390981)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Do alien free-ranging birds affect human health? A global summary of known zoonoses.

Non-native birds are prominent among alien taxa, with at least 415 species established outside their natural distribution ranges. Impacts of introduced birds on human health have received little attention up to now, despite previous works suggesting that disease transmission is a major impact...

Author(s)
Mori, E.; Meini, S.; Strubbe, D.; Ancillotto, L.; Sposimo, P.; Menchetti, M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390981)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Measuring disease frequency.

This chapter focuses on how to measure the frequency of disease, which is a fundamentally important part of epidemiology (veterinary as well as human). Topics include counting in epidemiological study, ratios, proportion, and rates, measures of morbidity (Illness) in a population, cumulative and...

Author(s)
Sergeant, E.; Perkins, N.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936839)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction to statistical principles.

This chapter is intended to provide an introduction to the theoretical principles that underpin statistics and reviews statistical concepts relevant to a wide variety of statistical methods. Clear and non-complex terminology are used to provide readers with sufficient familiarity with the core...

Author(s)
Sergeant, E.; Perkins, N.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936839)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Home parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease.

This chapter reviews literature data on the prevalence, risk factors, diagnosis, physiopathology, treatment, and prevention of home parenteral nutrition (HPN)-related liver disease. Available evidence shows that HPN-associated liver disease is related to both the HPN regimen and underlying disease. ...

Author(s)
Djemah, V. B.; Colomb, V.; Corcos, O.; Messing, B.; Joly, F.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643113)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Disease transmission and biodiversity loss through the trade in farm animals.

This chapter discusses the negative effects of foot and mouth disease, influenza, ticks and other infectious diseases transmitted through the international trade on the biodiversity of livestock.

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643137)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Spatial epidemiology.

This chapter begins with a concise description of a case study of wild pigs and Salmonella that is used to demonstrate concepts throughout. The chapter then discusses the major steps involved in visualizing disease data and some simple queries. Finally, a summary of more complete spatial...

Author(s)
Sergeant, E.; Perkins, N.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936839)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Eating disorder syndromes: anorexia and bulimia nervosa.

This book chapter provides a definition of the conditions of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, examines their prevalence and the existence of related disturbances, describes their physiological and psychological consequences, identifies correlates and probable causes of the disorders, and...

Author(s)
Worobey, J.; Tapper, B. J.; Kanarek, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644448)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pathophysiology and management of cluster seizures.

A review on the pathophysiology and management of cluster seizures in dogs and cats is presented with highlights on the definition, mechanisms, prevalence, periodicity, timing and management of cluster seizures. The risk factors for experiencing seizure clusters are also discussed.

Author(s)
Platt, S.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641096)
Type
Book chapter

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