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By Michael Thrusfield

This winning publication, now in its 3rd variation, maintains to supply a entire advent to the function of epidemiology in veterinary medicine.

Since the e-book of the second one variation there was massive growth within the software of veterinary epidemiology: extra quantitative equipment can be found, demanding situations equivalent to the epidemic of foot-and-mouth sickness in Europe in 2001 have required epidemiological research, and epidemiological analyses have taken on additional significance with the emergence of evidence-based veterinary medicine.

In this edition:

  •  Completely revised and extended chapters;
  • Increased recognition given to the foundations and ideas of epidemiology, surveillance, and diagnostic-test validation and performance;
  • Many examples are drawn from either huge and small animal drugs, and from the constructing in addition to the built world
  • This paperback variation incorporates a new part on danger analysis.

Veterinary Epidemiology is a useful reference resource for veterinary common practitioners, govt veterinarians, agricultural economists and participants of different disciplines drawn to animal affliction. it is going to even be crucial interpreting for undergraduate and intermediate-level postgraduate scholars of epidemiology.

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1957). This information can be utilized by cattle breeders to select animals with a low susceptibility to this neoplasm. Epidemiological studies are also used to identify causes of disease (many of which are multifactorial and initially poorly understood) so that the most appropriate disease control techniques can be applied. Thus, the identification of low levels of water intake as an important component of the cause of feline urolithiasis (Willeberg, 1981) facilitated control of this syndrome by dietary modification.

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