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.
Evan Sergeant is Director, AusVet Animal Health Services. Nigel Perkins is Director, AusVet Animal Health Services.
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