Epidemiology for Field Veterinarians

An Introduction

August 2015
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    31st August 2015
  • ISBN 9781845936914
  • Language English
  • Pages 320 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.25"

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, students, and those involved in animal health, food safety, and epidemiology.

"This book fills an important gap in the literature of veterinary epidemiology, and it does so in an extremely effective way. It is very practical, and guides the reader through each of the areas of epidemiology in a very well organized and clearly structured manner, providing first a framework for understanding the topic, then taking the reader through the steps required to apply the approach to a real world problem. It deserves a prominent place as part of the kit carried by every field veterinarian, and experienced epidemiologists will also find it a valuable reference."

Professor Roger S. Morris

1. What is Epidemiology?

2. The Epidemiological Approach

3. Investigating Disease Outbreaks

4. Epidemiologic Methods

5. Animal Health Surveillance

6. Animal Health Programs

7. Risk Analysis

8. Wildlife Disease Investigation

9. Zoonotic Diseases

Evan Sergeant

Evan Sergeant is Director, AusVet Animal Health Services.

Nigel Perkins

Nigel Perkins is Director, AusVet Animal Health Services.