References of articles and publications relative to the topics of the Courses


Perspectives in veterinary public health

The WHO perspective :
Future trends in veterinary public health. (2002) Report of a WHO study group.

An USA perspective :
Veterinary public health: past success, new opportunities. (2008) J. H. Steele Preventive Veterinary Medicine. Volume 86, Issues 3–4, 15 September 2008, Pages 224–243. Special Issue: Schwabe Symposia 2004-2006. Perspectives on Veterinary Epidemiology. link:

An OIE global perspective :
One World – One Medicine – One Health: emerging veterinary challenges and opportunities. (2009) B. Osburn et al. Rev. sci. tech. Off. int. Epiz., 28 (2), 481-486. Link

Surveys, Investigations and epidemiological studies

Major reference books/manuals :
Veterinary Epidemiology: An Introduction. (December 2009, ©2010) Dirk Pfeiffer, ISBN: 978-1-4051-7694-1. 150 pages., Wiley-Blackwell. Link:
Veterinary Epidemiology, 3rd Edition.( January 2007) Michael Thrusfield. ISBN: 978-1-4051-5627-1. 624 pages, Wiley-Blackwell.
Applied veterinary epidemiology and the control of disease in populations. (1999) AEEMA, 7 av. General de Gaulle, 94704 Maisons Alfort. 536 pages. Link:

“Indicators” : web pages :
Francesco Checchi (2009) WHO : “Review of epidemiological indicators”.
Technical specifications on harmonized epidemiological indicators for public health hazards to be covered by meat inspection of swine. European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy ;
Test yourself:

Surveillance, notifications, official declaration of diseases or infections

Books/ Manuals :
OIE Terrestrial code: Chapter 1.4. Animal health surveillance;

Articles :
Concepts for risk-based surveillance in the field of veterinary medicine and veterinary public health: Review of current approaches. K. DC Stärk et al. (2006) [open access]

Website :
EU/ EC ; DG Health and consumers. Animal Disease Notification System (ADNS):

Eradication, control and monitoring programs

EU DG Health and consumers : or
OIE Guidelines for Animal Disease Control :
Disease emergency preparedness : (several useful links are provided)
FAO: Manual on the preparation of national animal disease emergency preparedness plans.