oa Agriprobe - Western Cape vets excel in epidemiology - : people on the move

Volume 13, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1810-9799



Veterinary epidemiology is the branch of veterinary medicine that deals with diseases at a population level instead of in the individual animal. For instance, while a problem of mastitis in a dairy herd can be approached from a clinical perspective by treating the affected animals, the epidemiological perspective will focus on where, why and how much mastitis is occurring in the herd and will use this information to recommend mastitis control and prevention strategies.

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