Veterinary Epidemiology Text books

Cameron, AR. (1999). Survey Toolbox for Livestock Diseases. A Practical Manual and Software Package for Active Surveillance in Developing Countries. Canberra: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.ACIAR Monograph No 54.This provides advice for the conduct of effective surveillance programs within countries with limited resources and infrastructure. This booklet is available free online at http://www. ausvet. com. au/content.php?page=res_manuals.

Dohoo, I.R., Martin, W., and Stryhn, H. (2003). Veterinary Epidemiologic Research. Prince Edward Island, Canada: Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island. This is a new text that comprehensively covers the discipline. Extensive discussion of key statistical tools used by veterinary epidemiologists are provided.

Martin, S.W., Meek, A.H., and Willeberg, P. (1987). Veterinary Epidemiology. Ames, IO: Iowa State University Press.

Noordhuizen, J.P.T.M., Thrusfield, M.V., Frankena, K., and Graat, E.A.M. (2001). Application of Quantitative Methods in Veterinary Epidemiology, 2nd reprint. Wageningen, The Netherlands: Wageningen Pers. This text provides an excellent introduction to the most commonly used multivariate techniques used in veterinary science.

Salman, MD. (2003). Animal Disease Surveillance and Survey Systems. Ames, IO: Iowa State Press. This book provides an introduction to veterinary surveillance. The requirements for a functional system to detect, control, and describe disease in animal populations are provided. Relevant statistical methods are discussed.

Thrusfield, M. (1995). Veterinary Epidemiology, 2nd ed. Oxford: Blackwell Science. This is a good general introduction that explains basic epidemiological concepts such as causality well. Veterinary examples are used to support concepts.

Toma, B., et al. (1999). Applied Veterinary Epidemiology and the Control of Disease in Populations. Maisons-Alfort, France: AEEMA.

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