Veterinary Epidemiology: Principles and Methods

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Iowa State University Press, Ames IA

Veterinary Epidemiology: Principles and Methods was published in 1987 by Iowa State University Press, Ames IA. Rights for this work have been reverted to the authors by the original publisher. The authors have chosen to license this work with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International license. (See: For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the license terms of this work. Any of these conditions can be waived if you get permission from the copyright holder. Nothing in this license impairs or restricts the author's moral rights. IN ADDITION: the authors allow non-commercial distribution of translated and reformatted versions with attribution and without additional permission.

Table of contents
I: Basic principles
1. Epidemiologic concepts
2. Sampling methods
3. Measurement of disease frequency and production

II: Studying disease in animal populations
4. Descriptive epidemiology
5. Disease causation
6. Surveys and analytic observational studies
7. Design of field trials
8. Theoretical epidemiology: systems analysis and modeling.

III: Animal health economics
9. Animal health economics

IV: Applied epidemiology
10. Rationale, strategies, and concepts of animal disease control
11. Monitoring disease and production
12. Field investigations

About the book
The purpose of this textbook is to provide an introductory, yet comprehensive, source of information on epidemiology for veterinary students, researchers, and practitioners. There has not been a textbook that presents analytic epidemiology as a science, basic to veterinary medicine's efforts in health management (herd health) as well as in clinical medicine.

Veterinary medicine, veterinary epidemiology, open access textbook