Veterinary Epidemiology: Principles and Methods

Veterinary Epidemiology Principles and Methods

Veterinary Epidemiology: Principles and Methods – 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.

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 Contributors


    S. Wayne Martin, Ph.D. is the professor in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Immunology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. 

    Alan H. Meek, Ph.D. is chairman of the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Immunology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. 

    Preben Willebtrg, Ph.D. is professor in the Department of Forensic and State Veterinary Medicine, Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Copenhagen, Denmark.