Veterinary Epidemiology

ISBN-10: 1405156279
ISBN-13: 9781405156271
Edition: 3rd 2007 (Revised)
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Description: A comprehensive introductory text in the field, this book includes surveys, observational studies, clinical trials & the latest quantitative methods, seeking fully to explain concepts & methods.

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Book details

List price: $124.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/29/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.894
Language: English

A comprehensive introductory text in the field, this book includes surveys, observational studies, clinical trials & the latest quantitative methods, seeking fully to explain concepts & methods.

From the preface to the first edition
From the preface to the second edition
Preface to the third edition
The development of veterinary medicine
The scope of epidemiology
Causality
Describing disease occurrence
Determinants of disease
The transmission and maintenance of infection
The ecology of disease
Patterns of disease
The nature of data
Surveillance
Data collection and management
Presenting numerical data
Surveys
Demonstrating association
Observational studies
Clinical trials
Diagnostic testing
Comparative epidemiology
Modelling; The economics of disease
Health schemes
The control and eradication of disease
General reading
Appendices
Glossary of terms
Basic mathematical notation and terms
Some computer software
Veterinary epidemiology on the Internet
Student�s t-distribution
Multipliers used in the construction of confidence intervals based on the Normal distribution, for selected levels of confidence
Values of exact 95% confidence limits for proportions
Values from the Poisson distribution for calculating 90%, 95% and 99% confidence intervals for observed numbers from 0 to 100
The Chi-squared distribution
Technique for selecting a simple random sample
Sample sizes
The probability of detecting a small number of cases in a population
The probability of failure to detect cases in a population
Sample sizes required for detecting disease with probability, pmin, and threshold number of positives (in brackets) (probability of incorrectly concluding that a healthy population is diseased [in square brackets]
Probabilities associated with the upper tail of the Normal distribution
Lower- and upper-tail probabilities for WX, the Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney rank-sum statistic
Critical values of T+ for the Wilcoxon signed ranks test
Values of K for calculating 95% confidence intervals for the difference between population medians fore two independent samples
Values of K* for calculating 95% confidence intervals for the difference between population medians fore two related samples
Common logarithms (log10) of factorials of the integers 1-999
The correlation coefficient
Some veterinary observational studies
The variance-ratio (F) distribution
References
Index

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