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
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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.
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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.
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Epidemiologie

Author: Leon Gordis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783932091636

Category: Epidemiology

Page: 365

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Chirurgie der Kleintiere

Author: Theresa Welch Fossum

Publisher: Elsevier,Urban&FischerVerlag

ISBN: 3437597582

Category: Medical

Page: 1656

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Unentbehrlich für den chirurgischen Alltag! Ob zum Nachschlagen oder zum schnellen Abklären aktueller Probleme - "Fossum" lässt keine Fragen offen. Über 1.500 farbige Abbildungen verdeutlichen die Inhalte. Neu in der 2. Auflage • Neue Kapitel: physikalische Therapie, minimalinvasive Verfahren, Operationen des Auges • Deutlich erweitert:Perioperative multimodale Schmerztherapie, Arthroskopie, Ellenbogendysplasie beim Hund, Gelenkersatz und die Behandlung von Osteoarthritis • Mehr über die neuesten bildgebenden Verfahren
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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.
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Veterinary Epidemiology

Author: Michael Thrusfield

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111828027X

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.
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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.
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Atlas der Anatomie des Pferdes

Lehrbuch für Tierärzte und Studierende

Author: Klaus-Dieter Budras

Publisher: Schlütersche

ISBN: 3899930029

Category:

Page: 186

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Topographische Anatomie: Schultergliedmaße. Beckengliedmaße. Kopf. Zentralnervensystem. Stammskelett und Hals. Brusthöhle. Bauchwand und Bauchhöhle. Becken und Leistengegend. Harn- und Geschlechtsorgane. Spezielle Anatomie: Myologie. Lymphsystem. Peripheres Nervensystem. Nervi craniales.
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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
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Ebola, das tödliche Virus

Author: Richard Preston

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426434571

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 368

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Richard Prestons populärwissenschaftlicher Tatsachen-Thriller liest sich spannender als jeder Horror-Roman. Preston berichtet darin über die ersten Infektionen mit dem Ebola-Virus vor über vierzig Jahren. Sein Tatsachenthriller von 1998 ist immer noch hochaktuell, wie die schreckliche Ebola-Epidemie in Zentralafrika gerade zeigt. Ebola gehört zu den gefährlichsten Killerviren. Diese aus dem Afrikanischen Regenwald stammenden sogenannten „Filoviren“, können einen Menschen auf grausamste Art und Weise töten. Das Virus löst innerhalb weniger Tage die inneren Organe auf, und der Erkrankte verblutet von innen. Das Virus ist zudem extrem ansteckend, und weltweit gibt es immer noch kein wirksames Heilmittel dagegen. Deshalb ist es nicht auszuschließen, dass die Menschheit eines Tages einer Seuche wie Ebola erliegen könnte. Preston schildert, wie der Ebola-Erreger über Affen, die für medizinische Versuche importiert wurden, schließlich nach Amerika kommt. In einem kleinen Labor in Reston, USA, verbreitet er Angst und Schrecken. Als sich die Seuche unter den im Quarantänelager zusammengepferchten Affen ausbreitet, rufen die Betreiber der Anlage die Gesundheitsbehörden zu Hilfe. Bald müssen die Wissenschaftler feststellen, dass sich das Virus inzwischen nicht nur durch Kontakt, sondern auch durch die Luft verbreiten kann.
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Ökonometrie für Dummies

Author: Roberto Pedace

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527801529

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 388

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?konometrie; nicht nur der Begriff ist etwas sperrig, auch die Inhalte erschlie?en sich nicht jedem sofort. Wichtig und interessant ist sie aber trotzdem. Roberto Pedace erkl?rt Ihnen, worum es in der ?konometrie geht, wie Sie Test-Hypothesen aufstellen und vieles mehr. Er erl?utert, wie Sie mit Regressionsmodellen arbeiten und mit diskreten und abh?ngigen Variablen umgehen. Gegen Ende des Buches geht er ?ber die Basismodelle hinaus und f?hrt Sie in statische und dynamische Modelle sowie die Kunst der Vorhersagen ein.
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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.
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Naturgeschichte der Infektionskrankheiten des Menschen

Author: Frank Macfarlane Burnet

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3105614095

Category: Reference

Page: 396

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Der Nobelpreisträger Frank Macfarlane Burnet schildert die Infektionskrankheiten als ein Schlüsselthema der Conditio humana. Er zeigt, wie sich in dem die Erkrankung auslösenden Kampf zwischen Erreger und Opferorganismus Grundprozesse des Lebens, Wachstum und Tod, enthüllen. Das Buch gibt Einblick in den chemischen Bauplan der Erreger, schildert anschaulich die Angriffs- und Abwehrstrategien, die komplizierten ökologischen Beziehungen des Menschen zu den Organismen seiner Umwelt. Indem es die schrittweise Eindämmung großer Seuchen, die jahrtausendelang die Menschheit dezimiert haben, nacherzählt, aber auch die Negativfolgen dieses Fortschritts – die Gefahr der Übervölkerung und die Entwicklung biologischer Massenvernichtungsmittel – eindringlich beim Namen nennt, ist das Buch gleichzeitig ein fesselndes Stück Evolutions-, Wissenschafts- und Kulturgeschichte. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)
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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.
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Veterinary Clinical Epidemiology, Third Edition

Author: Ronald D. Smith

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420058231

Category: Medical

Page: 280

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While veterinary medicine has always valued the concepts and methods of epidemiology, they are virtually inseparable in today’s clinical practice. With access to an ever-expanding number of journals, as well as countless Internet sources, more and more veterinarians are practicing evidence-based medicine. This is defined as the process of systematically finding, appraising, and adopting research findings as the primary basis for clinical decisions. “An underlying premise of the book is that patient-based research is epidemiologic research....It logically follows that the users of this information, veterinary students and practitioners, be skilled in its application to patient care.” – from the preface Veterinary Clinical Epidemiology, Third Edition focuses on developing a deeper understanding of epidemiology and exemplifies how an improved capacity for interpreting and critiquing available literature ultimately leads to improved patient care. In preparing this edition, Ronald Smith, a highly respected epidemiologist, practitioner, and educator, has entirely updated his earlier work to reflect those changes that have dramatically altered the practice of veterinary medicine over the last ten years. New to the third edition: · Numerous updated examples of the application of epidemiology in clinical practice · Expanded journal representation to include a larger selection of international research · Increased coverage of hypothesis testing, survey design, sampling and epidemiologic conceptsrelated to the practice of evidence-based medicine · Revised and updated information on diagnostic testing, risk assessment, causality, and the use of statistics Veterinary Clinical Epidemiology, Third Edition provides practitioners and researchers with the knowledge and tools to understand, critically assess, and make use of the medical literature that is vital to the treatment of animal patients.
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Diagnostik in der chinesischen Medizin

Author: Giovanni Maciocia

Publisher: "Elsevier,Urban&FischerVerlag"

ISBN: 3437187538

Category: Medical

Page: 1132

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Auf die Diagnose kommt es an Die Diagnose bestimmt die Therapie und den Behandlungserfolg. Bei der Betrachtung und Befragung des Patienten geht der bekannte Autor und Dozent Giovanni Maciocia von der Situation im westlichen Kulturkreis aus und leitet daraus die Syndromdifferenzierung laut TCM ab, um zu einer wirksamen TCM-Behandlung zu kommen. Das Buch hilft Ihnen , die richtige Bedeutung von Symptomen und Zeichen zu verstehen und richtig zuzuordnen. Es ist auf die tägliche Praxis zugeschnitten und lässt keine Fragen offen. Besonders wertvoll ist es für alle, die ein umfassendes Handbuch zur Syndromdiagnostik suchen. Die verschiedenen Zugänge zur richtigen Diagnose sind so detailliert ausgeführt wie bisher wohl noch in keinem anderen Fachbuch zur chinesischen Medizin. Zahlreiche Fallbeispiele aus der Praxis und ein umfangreicher Anhang mit Glossar, Index und Farbtafelteil ergänzen das Konzept.
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An Introduction to Infectious Disease Modelling

Author: Emilia Vynnycky,Richard White

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198565763

Category: Mathematics

Page: 370

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Mathematical models are increasingly being used to examine questions in infectious disease control. Applications include predicting the impact of vaccination strategies against common infections and determining optimal control strategies against HIV and pandemic influenza. This book introduces individuals interested in infectious diseases to this exciting and expanding area. The mathematical level of the book is kept as simple as possible, which makes the book accessible to those who have not studied mathematics to university level. Understanding is further enhanced by models that can be accessed online, which will allow readers to explore the impact of different factors and control strategies, and further adapt and develop the models themselves. The book is based on successful courses developed by the authors at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. It will be of interest to epidemiologists, public health researchers, policy makers, veterinary scientists, medical statisticians and infectious disease researchers.
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