Veterinary Epidemiology


  • Margaret Slater, DVM, PhD, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Veterinary Anatomy and Public Health, Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine, College Station, TX

Topics are organized by the types of decisions and questions that arise in a clinical practice setting, helping the reader to find the appropriate answers, evaluate the information, and
apply it to the clinical situation.
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Book information

  • Published: October 2002
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-7311-2

Table of Contents


PART 1: Providing Optimal Patient Care and Client Education Using Data
1. Why "Evidence-Based Care?"
2. Sources of Epidemiologic Information
3. Searching and Retrieving Information
4. Initial Evaluation of Search Results
5. Making Decisions About Treatment and Prevention
6. Making Decisions About Diagnostic and Screening Tests
7. Making Decisions About Prognosis
8. Making Decisions About Causation and Etiology

PART 2: Zoonotic Disease Concerns and Considerations
9. Sources of Information on Zoonoses
10. North American Zoonoses by Species and Major Organ System Affected

PART 3: Diseases in Populations
11. Handling Outbreaks of Disease
12. Preventing Disease and Promoting Health in Veterinary Patient Populations
13. Companion Animal Population Health Programs

14. Basic Statistical Concepts

Appendix 1: Qualitative Study Evaluation
Appendix 2: Comparing Two Diagnostic Tests
Appendix 3: Calculating Test Accuracy and Predictive Values, Another Look