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Correctly identifying an emergency animal disease on the farm, interpreting the circumstances precipitating its appearance, and devising immediate control measures in anticipation of a larger campaign, lie at the heart of a response.
Lectures, tutorials, and a practical exercise will train students in ascertaining and recording epidemiological history, clinical details and the performance of a post mortem examination. These will form the background to designing an immediate on-farm response.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students will have gained:
- Detailed knowledge of history-taking, clinical examination, post-mortem examination and sampling needed at farm level where an EAD is suspected
- Understanding of environmental and management factors as they impact on disease dynamics
- Knowledge of risk-factor analysis as it applies to the design of a disease response at farm level
On completion of this subject, students should have developed their:
- Problem-solving and analytical skills
- Integration of knowledge from various sources
Last updated: 2 December 2019