Companion animal disease surveillance: a new solution to an old problem?

  title={Companion animal disease surveillance: a new solution to an old problem?},
  author={Michael P Ward and Mark Kelman},
  journal={Spatial and spatio-temporal epidemiology},
  volume={2 3},
Infectious disease surveillance in companion animals has a long history. However, it has mostly taken the form of ad hoc surveys, or has focused on adverse reactions to pharmaceuticals. In 2006 a Blue Ribbon Panel was convened by the U.S. White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to discuss the potential utility of a national companion animal health surveillance system. Such a system could provide fundamental information about disease occurrence, transmission and risk factors; and… CONTINUE READING
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