Veterinary Epidemiology

An Introduction

Author: Dirk Pfeiffer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118699866

Category: Medical

Page: 152

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Are you studying a course in veterinary epidemiology? Do you need a book that explains epidemiology in an understandable way? Dirk Pfeiffer is Professor of Veterinary Epidemiology at the Royal Veterinary College in London, UK. He has designed and taught international training courses in epidemiology all over the developed and developing world, from Australia to Vietnam. He currently provides scientific expertise to the European Food Safety Authority, the European Commission, DEFRA, the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization and various national governments. He has over 20 year’s practical experience in the field and continues to work on some of the most high profile cases of global animal health. Dirk brings his wealth of knowledge to this concise introduction to the subject. This book covers all the core principles you need to know for your epidemiology course, including: The basic epidemiological concepts Understanding and designing epidemiological studies Measuring cause-effect relationships Statistical analysis and bias Sampling methodology Interpreting diagnostic tests The basic concepts of disease control and eradication The book will also be of use to animal health professionals who need an easy-to-understand introduction to the subject

Veterinary Epidemiology

An Introduction

Author: Dirk Pfeiffer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444317164

Category: Medical

Page: 152

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Are you studying a course in veterinary epidemiology? Do you need a book that explains epidemiology in an understandable way? Dirk Pfeiffer is Professor of Veterinary Epidemiology at the Royal Veterinary College in London, UK. He has designed and taught international training courses in epidemiology all over the developed and developing world, from Australia to Vietnam. He currently provides scientific expertise to the European Food Safety Authority, the European Commission, DEFRA, the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization and various national governments. He has over 20 year’s practical experience in the field and continues to work on some of the most high profile cases of global animal health. Dirk brings his wealth of knowledge to this concise introduction to the subject. This book covers all the core principles you need to know for your epidemiology course, including: The basic epidemiological concepts Understanding and designing epidemiological studies Measuring cause-effect relationships Statistical analysis and bias Sampling methodology Interpreting diagnostic tests The basic concepts of disease control and eradication The book will also be of use to animal health professionals who need an easy-to-understand introduction to the subject

Veterinary Epidemiology

Author: Michael Thrusfield

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118280261

Category: Medical

Page: 888

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A comprehensive introduction to the role of epidemiology in veterinary medicine This fully revised and expanded edition of Veterinary Epidemiology introduces readers to the field of veterinary epidemiology. The new edition also adds new chapters on the design of observational studies, validity in epidemiological studies, systematic reviews, and statistical modelling, to deliver more advanced material. This updated edition begins by offering an historical perspective on the development of veterinary medicine. It then addresses the full scope of epidemiology, with chapters covering causality, disease occurrence, determinants, disease patterns, disease ecology, and much more. Veterinary Epidemiology, Fourth Edition: ● Features updates of all chapters to provide a current resource on the subject of veterinary epidemiology ● Presents new chapters essential to the continued advancement of the field ● Includes examples from companion animal, livestock, and avian medicine, as well as aquatic animal diseases ● Focuses on the principles and concepts of epidemiology, surveillance, and diagnostic-test validation and performance ● Includes access to a companion website providing multiple choice questions Veterinary Epidemiology is an invaluable reference for veterinary general practitioners, government veterinarians, agricultural economists, and members of other disciplines interested in animal disease. It is also essential reading for epidemiology students at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Epidemiology for Field Veterinarians

An Introduction

Author: Evan Sergeant,Nigel Perkins

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845936833

Category: Medical

Page: 319

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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.

Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics in Africa

A Manual for Use in the Design and Appraisal of Livestock Health Policy

Author: N.A

Publisher: ILRI (aka ILCA and ILRAD)

ISBN: 9789290530763

Category: Animal health

Page: 130

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An introduction to the planning and evaluation of disease control policy; Epidemiology: some basic concepts and definitions; The use of descriptive statistics in the presentation of epidemiological data; The epidemiological approach to investigating disease problems; Statistical methods in the analysis of epidemiological data; An introduction to the use of economics in the planning and evaluation of disease control programmes; Estimating the costs of diseases and the benefits of their control; Economics and decision-making in disease control policy; Modelling in veterinary epidemiology and economics.

Veterinary Epidemiology

Author: M. V. Thrusfield

Publisher: Blackwell Publishing

ISBN: 9780632063970

Category: Medical

Page: 584

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The development of veterinary medicine; The scope of epidemiology; Causality; Describing disease occurrence; Determinants of disease; The transmission and maintenance of infection; The ecology of disease; Patterns of disease; The nature of data; Surveillance; Data collection and management; Presenting numerical data; Surveys; Demonstrating association; Observational studies; Clinical trials; Diagnostic testing; Comparative epidemiology; Modelling; The economics of disease; Health schemes; The control and eradication of disease.

Epidemiology Kept Simple

An Introduction to Traditional and Modern Epidemiology

Author: B. Burt Gerstman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118701267

Category: Medical

Page: 417

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Arranged to facilitate use and highlight key concepts, this clear and concise text also includes many practical exercises, case studies, and real-world applications. Utilizing the modern biostatistical approach to studying disease, Epidemiology Kept Simple, Second Edition will provide readers with the tools to interpret epidemiological data, understand disease concepts, and prepare for board exams. The author fully explains all new terminology and minimizes the use of technical language, while emphasizing real-life practice in modern public health and biomedical research settings.

Epidemiology for Field Veterinarians

An Introduction

Author: Sharad Sawant

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781681170596

Category:

Page: 308

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Epizootiology, epizoology, or veterinary epidemiology is the study of disease patterns within animal populations. Veterinary epidemiology deals with the investigation of diseases, productivity and animal welfare in populations. It is used to describe the frequency of disease occurrence and how disease, productivity and welfare are affected by the interaction of different factors or determinants. Today, the veterinary profession is confronted with a different set of problems compared with the middle of last century. Now, veterinarians often have to deal with herds or regions remaining diseased after lengthy disease control campaigns. In addition, it is considered necessary to take into account the economic aspects of disease control through the use of benefit/cost analyses of disease control campaigns. Costly multi-factorial disease complexes such as mastitis or cattle lameness have become quite common. In addition, old, emerging or new diseases with complex aetiologies pose a difficult challenge for the profession. Veterinarians have to respond to the challenges posed by problems such as BSE, FMD and antimicrobial resistance. All these problems require identification, quantification and intensive examination of multiple, directly or indirectly causal, and often interacting, disease determinants. Veterinary epidemiology and evidence-based veterinary medicine provide overlapping sets of tools which can be used to approach these new challenges.

Introduction to Veterinary Epidemiology

Author: Hans Houe,Annette Kjær Ersbøll,Nils Toft

Publisher: Samfundslitteratur

ISBN: 9788791319211

Category: Medical

Page: 398

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Introduction to Veterinary Epidemiology provides the basics of veterinary epidemiology to the undergraduate and graduate students. The outline of the book follows the necessary steps involved in planning, conducting and analyzing an epidemiological study. These steps include establishing the objective and hypothesis, defining risk factors and outcome, selecting an appropriate study design, determining relevant measures of disease frequency, association and effect, sample size considerations, conducting the study, managing the data in databases and finally analyzing the data. The process takes off in the concepts and theories that form the basis of veterinary epidemiology and includes a solid introduction to data with respect to nature, management and analysis. The examples used to illustrate the different elements of data analysis are given in appendices as SAS code and R code to help getting started on the data analysis. This book is a collaboration between authors with solid backgrounds within veterinary, mathematical, statistical and computer sciences. They have years of experience in teaching at the undergraduate as well as graduate and postgraduate level. Each chapter has been reviewed by leading international veterinary epidemiologists. The programs and data sets can be downloaded from www.itve.dk

Animals and Disease

An Introduction to the History of Comparative Medicine

Author: Lise Wilkinson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521375733

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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Man's attempts to learn about aspects of the human body and its functions by observation and study of animals are to be found throughout history, especially at times and in cultures where the human body was considered sacrosanct, even after death. This book describes the origins and later development, especially in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, of comparative medicine and its interrelationship with medicine and veterinary medicine and the efforts of its practitioners to understand and control outbreaks of infectious, epidemic diseases in humans and in domestic animals. In the nineteenth century their efforts and increasing professionalism led to the creation of specialised institutes devoted to the study of comparative medicine. Paradoxically the first such institute, the Brown Institution, opened in London in 1871, despite the fact that the study of this branch of medicine in Britain had always lagged behind that in France and Germany. The book discusses the rise and fall of this centre and describes how it was soon overtaken in importance by the great institutes in Paris and Berlin and then, from the turn of the century, by American institutes, funded by private fortunes. This book sheds much new light on the medical and veterinary history of this period and will provide a new perspective on the history of bacteriology.

Ökonometrie für Dummies

Author: Roberto Pedace

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527801529

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 388

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Theorien verstehen und Techniken anwenden Was haben die Gehälter von Spitzensportlern und der Mindestlohn gemeinsam? Richtig, man kann sie mit Ökonometrie erforschen. Im Buch steht, wie es geht. Und nicht nur dafür, sondern für viele weitere Gebiete lohnt es sich, der zunächst etwas trocken und sperrig anmutenden Materie eine Chance zu geben. Lernen Sie von den Autoren, wie Sie spannende Fragen formulieren, passende Variablen festlegen, treffsichere Modelle entwerfen und Ihre Aussagen auf Herz und Nieren prüfen. Werden Sie sicher im Umgang mit Hypothesentests, Regressionsmodellen, Logit- & Probit-Modellen und allen weiteren gängigen Methoden der Ökonometrie. So begleitet Ökonometrie für Dummies Sie Schritt für Schritt und mit vielen Beispielen samt R Output durch dieses spannende Thema.

New Perspectives in Infectious Diseases, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America: Equine Practice,

Author: Robert H. Mealey

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323326870

Category: Medical

Page: 257

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This issue focuses on the latest approach to infectious diseases and covers topics such as: Salmonellosis, Lawsonia intracellularis, Strangles, Rhodococcus equi, Equine Herpesvirus-1, Equine Influenza Virus, Equine Arteritis Virus, West Nile Virus and Equine Encephalitis Viruses, Equine Infectious Anemia Virus, and more!

Bovine Respiratory Disease, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics: Food Animal Practice - E-Book

Author: Victoria L. Cooper,Bruce W. Brodersen

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455700789

Category: Medical

Page: 249

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A comprehensive review of bovine respiratory disease for the food animal practitioner! Topics will include control methods for bovine respiratory disease for cow-calf, stocker and feedlot cattle, metaphylaxis, pathology, immunology, mycoplasma, bovine viral diarrhea virus, bovine respiratory syncytial virus, infectious bovine rhinotracheitis, bovine respiratory coronavirus, bacteriology of bovine respiratory disease, atypical interstitial pneumonia, diagnostics for bovine respiratory disease, and much more!

Veterinary Clinical Epidemiology, Third Edition

Author: Ronald D. Smith

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849324451

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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Approaches and techniques of clinical epidemiology have become increasingly prominent in veterinary literature. This second edition of Veterinary Clinical Epidemiology: A Problem-Oriented Approach reflects the increasing recognition of the role of clinical epidemiology by focusing on the application of epidemiologic principles and techniques of problems regularly faced by veterinary practitioners. Numerous examples from veterinary literature indicate how experience with patients can be used to explore issues of importance in the practice of veterinary medicine while controlling for bias, confounding, and chance. The first part of the book focuses on the application of epidemiology in medical decision-making, while the second part focuses on the epidemiology of disease in populations and outbreak investigation. Included in this text are a glossary and an extensive bibliography, as well as myriad updates to reflect the expanding use of epidemiologic methodology in clinical research. Veterinary Clinical Epidemiology: A Problem-Oriented Approach serves as both a teaching resource for veterinary epidemiology and a reference on the application of epidemiologic methods in veterinary clinical research.

Ohrerkrankungen der Kleintiere

Author: Louis N. Gotthelf

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 3437597574

Category: Medical

Page: 472

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Praxisgerecht in Wort und Bild werden alle Diagnose- und Therapieabläufe Step-by-Step vermittelt. Das Buch beschreibt einfache, effiziente Diagnosetechniken ebenso wie die neuesten bildgebenden Verfahren. Darüber hinaus: eigenes Kapitel über Laserchirurgie am Ohr.

Lehrbuch der Parasitologie für die Tiermedizin

Author: Peter Deplazes,Johannes Eckert,Georg von Samson-Himmelstjerna,Horst Zahner

Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag

ISBN: 3830412061

Category: Medical

Page: 656

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Parasitologie für Studium, Weiterbildung und Praxis. Der Klassiker der Veterinärparasitologie ist nicht nur ideal für die Prüfungsvorbereitung, sondern auch maximal praxisrelevant. - Das ePub ermöglicht leichtes und strukturiertes Lernen durch klare Gliederung des Stoffes und praktische Zusammenfassungen der Kapitel. - Alle relevanten Protozoen, Helminthen und Arthropoden werden als Ursachen parasitärer Erkrankungen oder als Überträger von Erregern dargestellt. - Tierartspezifische Übersichten zu Therapie- und Bekämpfungsmaßnahmen sorgen für schnelle Orientierung. Auch Zoonosen und der Befall von Lebensmitteln mit Parasiten werden behandelt. - Einprägsame Entwicklungszyklen sowie hervorragende Farbfotos der klinischen Symptome und pathologischen Veränderungen veranschaulichen den Inhalt. - Diagnostische Tafeln ermöglichen die schnelle Differenzierung der Entwicklungsstadien unter dem Mikroskop. - Alle Inhalte wurden vollständig aktualisiert und auf den Lehrplan abgestimmt. Parasitologie - gewusst wie