Veterinary Epidemiology 4th Edition PDF. Since the publication of the third edition, veterinary epidemiology has continued to contribute to the successful control of animal disease; notably, in the global eradication of rinderpest.
Veterinary Epidemiology 4th Edition PDF
However, some diseases remain refractory, both at the international level (e.g., rabies) and nationally (e.g., bovine tuberculosis in England). Additionally, new microbes, such as Schmallenberg virus, pose fresh challenges. Evidence-based veterinary medicine, which relies heavily on epidemiological techniques, has continued to expand in both livestock and companion-animal practice. Similarly, epidemiology is central to the practice of ‘One Health’, which recognizes the link between human, animal and ecosystem health, and which recently has gained increased attention.
All chapters of the third edition have been revised in Veterinary Epidemiology 4th Edition PDF. Although the subject coverage remains essentially the same as earlier editions, the order of some chapters has been changed. The first part of the book now concerns mainly qualitative material. This is followed by largely quantitative topics.
The last part addresses the application of epidemiology to disease control. Risk analysis, which was included as an appendix to the paperback re-issue of the third edition, is now incorporated into the main body of the text. An updated version of the bibliography of observational studies given in Appendix XXII of the third edition has been excluded from this edition on the grounds that, with the substantial increase in the number of such studies, it is unlikely to be comprehensive, whilst also adding considerably to the size of the book.
Some old references have been retained, and some added, to give the reader a perspective on the historical development of knowledge and ideas. New, more advanced, chapters on the design of observational studies, validity in epidemiological studies, systematic reviews, and statistical modelling have been included, should the reader wish to pursue these topics in depth.
However, the goal of this edition remains the same as that of the first three: to provide an introduction to veterinary epidemiology for veterinary undergraduates, postgraduates who have received little or no training in veterinary epidemiology, and practicing veterinarians and members of other disciplines with an interest in the subject.
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