Detecting and Describing Disease in Populations
Defining the current status of your herd is the first step in assessing the infection status. We need to know if a disease is present and how many animals are infected. Testing the whole herd is impossible, expensive, and time-consuming. In this course you will be given a spreadsheet template with built in formulas determining the sample size you need. The course provides an action-plan interpretation of results that you will practice through real-life application. You will walk away from this course with confidence in your sampling results and with a tool you can use on the job.
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This course is 100% online. All the videos and assessments are on-demand to fit your schedule.
3 hours of CE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.
Give you the knowledge required to confidently interpret sampling results into an action plan.
What You'll Learn
- Define the health status of your herd with confidence
- Determine the sample size for detecting the presence and prevalence of disease
- Understand how common diagnostic tests work best and how to account for sampling errors.
Who should take this course
Anyone working in the livestock profession who needs to define a herd's health status.