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Veterinary Epidemiology [electronic resource]

Thrusfield, Michael
Format
EBook; Book; Online
Published
Hoboken : Wiley, 2013.
Edition
3rd ed
Language
English
Related Title
Virtual Library of Virginia EBL DDA purchased title
ISBN
9781118713419, 1118713419
Summary
This successful book, now in its third edition, continues to provide a comprehensive introduction to the role of epidemiology in veterinary medicine. Since the publication of the second edition there has been considerable expansion in the application of veterinary epidemiology: more quantitative methods are available, challenges such as the epidemic of foot-and-mouth disease in Europe in 2001 have required epidemiological investigation, and epidemiological analyses have taken on further importance with the emergence of evidence-based veterinary medicine. In this edition.
Contents
  • Cover; Contents; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; From the preface to the first edition; From the preface to the second edition; Preface to the third edition; 1 The development of veterinary medicine; Historical perspective; Domestication of animals and early methods of healing; Changing concepts of the cause of disease; Impetus for change; Quantification in medicine; Contemporary veterinary medicine; Current perspectives; The fifth period; Recent trends; Further reading; 2 The scope of epidemiology; Definition of epidemiology; The uses of epidemiology.
  • Types of epidemiological investigationEpidemiological subdisciplines; Components of epidemiology; Qualitative investigations; Quantitative investigations; Epidemiology's locale; The interplay between epidemiology and other sciences; The relationship between epidemiology and other diagnostic disciplines; Epidemiology within the veterinary profession; Further reading; 3 Causality; Philosophical background; Causal inference; Methods of acceptance of hypotheses; Koch's postulates; Evans' rules; Variables; Types of association; Confounding; Causal models; Formulating a causal hypothesis.
  • Methods of deriving a hypothesisPrinciples for establishing cause: Hill's criteria; Further reading; 4 Describing disease occurrence; Some basic terms; Basic concepts of disease quantification; The structure of animal populations; Contiguous populations; Separated populations; Measures of disease occurrence; Prevalence; Incidence; The relationship between prevalence and incidence rate; Application of prevalence and incidence values; Mortality; Survival; Example of calculation of prevalence, incidence, mortality, case fatality and survival; Ratios, proportions and rates.
  • Displaying morbidity and mortality values and demographic dataMapping; Geographic base maps; Geographical information systems; Further reading; 5 Determinants of disease; Classification of determinants; Host determinants; Genotype; Age; Sex; Species and breed; Other host determinants; Agent determinants; Virulence and pathogenicity; Gradient of infection; Outcome of infection; Microbial colonization of hosts; Environmental determinants; Location; Climate; Husbandry; Stress; Interaction; Biological interaction; Statistical interaction; The cause of cancer; Further reading.
  • 6 The transmission and maintenance of infectionHorizontal transmission; Types of host and vector; Factors associated with the spread of infection; Routes of infection; Methods of transmission; Long-distance transmission of infection; Vertical transmission; Types and methods of vertical transmission; Immunological status and vertical transmission; Transovarial and trans-stadial transmission in arthropods; Maintenance of infection; Hazards to infectious agents; Maintenance strategies; Further reading; 7 The ecology of disease; Basic ecological concepts; The distribution of populations.
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1 online resource (1380 pages)
Notes
Regulation of population size.
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