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Veterinary Epidemiology: Principles and Methods

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Wayne Martin, University of Guelph

Alan Meek, University of Guelph

Preben Willebtrg, Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University

Pub Date: 1987

ISBN 13: 9780813818566

Publisher: Virginia Tech Libraries

Language: English

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Table of Contents

I / Basic principles
1. Epidemiologic concepts
2. Sampling methods
3. Measurement of disease frequency and production
II / Studying disease in animal populations
4. Descriptive epidemiology
5. Disease causation
6. Surveys and analytic observational studies
7. Design of field trials
8. Theoretical epidemiology: systems analysis and modeling.
III / Animal health economics
9. Animal health economics
IV / Applied epidemiology
10. Rationale, strategies, and concepts of animal disease control
11. Monitoring disease and production
12. Field investigations

About the Book

The purpose of this textbook is to provide an introductory, yet comprehensive, source of information on epidemiology for veterinary students, researchers, and practitioners. There has not been a textbook that presents analytic epidemiology as a science, basic to veterinary medicine's efforts in health management (herd health) as well as in clinical medicine.

About the Contributors


S. Wayne Martin, Ph.D. is the professor in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Immunology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. 

Alan H. Meek, Ph.D. is chairman of the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Immunology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. 

Preben Willebtrg, Ph.D. is professor in the Department of Forensic and State Veterinary Medicine, Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Copenhagen, Denmark.