Veterinary Epidemiology, 4th Edition – Michael Thrusfield, Robert Christley

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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.

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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.


MICHAEL THRUSFIELD is Professor of Veterinary Epidemiology at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in the University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh, UK.

ROBERT CHRISTLEY is Professor of Epidemiology and One Health at the Institute of Infection and Global Health and the Institute of Veterinary Science in the University of Liverpool in Liverpool, UK.

Contributors xviii From the preface to the first edition xix From the preface to the second edition xx From the preface to the third edition xxi Preface to the fourth edition xxii About the companion website xxiv 1 The development of veterinary medicine 1 Michael Thrusfield 2 The scope of epidemiology 28 Michael Thrusfield 3 Causality 42 Michael Thrusfield 4 Describing disease occurrence 58 Michael Thrusfield 5 Determinants of disease 86 Michael Thrusfield 6 The transmission and maintenance of infection 115 Michael Thrusfield 7 The ecology of disease 138 Michael Thrusfield 8 Patterns of disease 168 Michael Thrusfield 9 Comparative epidemiology 189 Michael Thrusfield 10 The nature of data 201 Michael Thrusfield 11 Data collection and management 219 Michael Thrusfield 12 Presenting numerical data 251 Michael Thrusfield and Robert Christley 13 Surveys 270 Michael Thrusfield and Helen Brown 14 Demonstrating association 296 Michael Thrusfield 15 Observational studies 319 Michael Thrusfield 16 Design considerations for observational studies 339 Robert Christley and Nigel French 17 Clinical trials 361 Michael Thrusfield 18 Validity in epidemiological studies 383 Robert Christley and Nigel French 19 Systematic reviews 397 Annette O’Connor, Jan Sargeant and Hannah Wood 20 Diagnostic testing 421 Michael Thrusfield 21 Surveillance 457 Michael Thrusfield 22 Statistical modelling 492 Robert Christley and Peter J. Diggle 23 Mathematical modelling 520 Michael Thrusfield 24 Risk analysis 540 Michael Thrusfield and Louise Kelly 25 Economics and veterinary epidemiology 565 Keith Howe and Michael Thrusfield 26 Health schemes 586 Michael Thrusfield 27 The control and eradication of disease 604 Michael Thrusfield Appendices 635 References 694 Index 841
  • Vazba: měkká
  • Počet stran: 888
  • Nakladatel: Wiley-Blackwell; 4th edition (27 April 2018)
  • Jazyk: angličtina
  • ISBN-10: 9781118280287
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118280287
  • Rozměry: 21.6 x 3.8 x 27.7 cm

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Kategorie: Imunologie & parazitologie & virologie & infekce
Jazyk: angličtina
Vazba: měkká
Počet stran: 888
Nakladatel: Wiley-Blackwell, 2018
ISBN: 9781118280287

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