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Scoping Review on Search Queries and Social Media for Disease Surveillance: A Chronology of Innovation
TLDR
The use of search queries and social media for disease surveillance are relatively recent phenomena and while their accuracy, speed, and cost compare favorably with existing surveillance systems, the primary challenge is to refine the data signal by reducing surrounding noise.
Integrating animal welfare into veterinary education: using an online, interactive course.
TLDR
Michigan State University (MSU) is developing a graduate-level, online interactive course in animal welfare assessment, which will approach the topic of animal welfare education from a holistic, multidisciplinary standpoint and address issues important to the general public and the international community.
Employing mass collaboration information technologies to protect human lives and to reduce mass destruction of animals.
  • T. Bernardo
  • Political Science
    Veterinaria italiana
  • 1 April 2007
TLDR
These are the skills for the 21st century which will facilitate disease prevention, early detection and rapid response to help protect human lives and livelihoods and to reduce the mass destruction of animals.
Education and the food-systems veterinarian: the impact of new information technologies.
  • T. Bernardo
  • Education
    Journal of veterinary medical education
  • 2006
TLDR
The need for different expertise from food systems specialists, combined with global competition in education, is a call to action for the veterinary profession, offering an opportunity to revisit and reorganize the delivery of veterinary education, making use of new collaborative technologies for greater efficiency and effectiveness.
Pet owners’ and veterinarians’ perceptions of information exchange and clinical decision-making in companion animal practice
TLDR
Pet owners’ expectations with respect to information exchange and decision-making during veterinarian-client-patient interactions are determined and veterinarians’ perceptions of those expectations and the challenges they face in meeting them are compared.
Evaluating shared decision-making between companion animal veterinarians and their clients using the Observer OPTION5 instrument.
TLDR
Findings suggest an opportunity exists for veterinarians to incorporate more client involvement through increased use of shared decision-making behaviours during veterinary consultations.
New technology imperatives in medical education.
  • T. Bernardo
  • Education
    Journal of veterinary medical education
  • 2003
TLDR
The ramifications of three important drivers of technology adoption for medical education: public access to medical knowledge on the Internet; change in what constitutes medical knowledge; and the impending shortage of educators are explored.
The Assessment of Twitter’s Potential for Outbreak Detection: Avian Influenza Case Study
TLDR
A Twitter-based data analysis framework was developed to automatically monitor avian influenza outbreaks in a real-time manner and found that 75% of real-world outbreak notifications of AI were identifiable from Twitter, which shows the capability of the system to serve as a complementary approach to official AI reporting methods.
Use of health parameter trends to communicate pet health information in companion animal practice: A mixed methods analysis.
TLDR
Mention of a health parameter trend was uncommon and rarely included use of visual aids, and health parameter trends related to bodyweight were discussed reactively, rather than proactively.
Investigation of relationships between body weight and age among domestic cats stratified by breed and sex.
TLDR
A low frequency of repeated BW measurements suggested a lowfrequency of repeated veterinary visits, especially after 1 year of age, making engagement of cat owners in the health of their animals particularly relevant.
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