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EPISCOPE: computer programs in veterinary epidemiology
  1. K Frankena,
  2. JP Noordhuizen,
  3. P Willeberg,
  4. PF van Voorthuysen and
  5. JO Goelema
  1. Agricultural University, Department of Animal Husbandry, Wageningen, The Netherlands.

Abstract

Veterinary epidemiology is a rapidly developing science. However, many veterinarians are unfamiliar with the relevant techniques because veterinary schools have not introduced biostatistics as a core element of their courses or adopted epidemiology as a specific discipline. EPISCOPE, the computer software presented in this paper, covers many epidemiological principles and calculations. It can assist both the teaching of epidemiology and the analysis of field data.

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