Documentation

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. http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/42460/1/WHO_TRS_907.pdf?ua=1

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: http://vet.kku.ac.th/gsvm/veterinary/PDF/VPH.pdf

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 http://agrilife.org/fazd/files/2012/02/One-World-One-Medicine-One-Health-emerging-veterinary-challenges-and-opportunities.pdf

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: http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1405176946.html
Veterinary Epidemiology, 3rd Edition.( January 2007) Michael Thrusfield. ISBN: 978-1-4051-5627-1. 624 pages, Wiley-Blackwell. http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1405156279.html
Applied veterinary epidemiology and the control of disease in populations. (1999) AEEMA, 7 av. General de Gaulle, 94704 Maisons Alfort. 536 pages. Link: http://aeema.vet-alfort.fr/

“Indicators” : web pages :
Francesco Checchi (2009) WHO : “Review of epidemiological indicators”. http://apps.who.int/diseasecontrol_emergencies/publications/idhe_2009_london_indicators.pdf
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 ; http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal/pub/2371.htm
Test yourself: http://www.medcalc.org/calc/diagnostic_test.php

Surveillance, notifications, official declaration of diseases or infections

Books/ Manuals :
OIE Terrestrial code: Chapter 1.4. Animal health surveillance; http://www.oie.int/fileadmin/Home/eng/Health_standards/tahc/2010/chapitre_surveillance_general.pdf

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) http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/6/20 [open access]

Website :
EU/ EC ; DG Health and consumers. Animal Disease Notification System (ADNS): http://ec.europa.eu/food/animal/diseases/adns/adns_en.htm#desc

Eradication, control and monitoring programs

EU DG Health and consumers : http://ec.europa.eu/food/animal/diseases/index_en.htm or http://ec.europa.eu/food/animal/diseases/controlmeasures/index_en.htm
OIE Guidelines for Animal Disease Control : http://www.oie.int/fileadmin/Home/eng/Our_scientific_expertise/docs/pdf/A_Guidelines_for_Animal_Disease_Control_final.pdf
Disease emergency preparedness : http://www.oie.int/en/animal-health-in-the-world/the-world-animal-health-information-system/national-disease-contingency-plans/ (several useful links are provided)
FAO: Manual on the preparation of national animal disease emergency preparedness plans. http://www.fao.org/docrep/004/x2096e/X2096E00.htm#TOC