Epidemiology Workshop for Equine Research Workers
University of Sydney, Veterinary Conference Centre
Edited by Professor Reuben Rose
Edition: April 16th - 17th, 1998
RIRDC Publication No 98/61
RIRDC Project No WS978-09
The use of epidemiological techniques have been used less in dealing with equine diseases and the majority of studies reported have involved analysis of risk factors for racetrack injuries.
This workshop on equine epidemiology is an initiative of the Equine Research and Development Advisory Committee of RIRDC to increase awareness of, and skills in epidemiology of equine diseases. We have been fortunate in having two of the world's leading epidemiologists, Professors Roger Morris and Stuart Reid, being prepared to contribute to this workshop and provide an overview of epidemiological methods relevant to the horse industry.
The task ahead is to decide on priority areas where epidemiological techniques can be used to provide information that will benefit the different sectors of the horse industry. I appreciate the fact that so many research workers involved in different areas of equine research have been prepared to commit two days to this workshop and feel sure that we will achieve outcomes that will be of benefit to the horse.
The workshop was part of the Corporation's equine research program which aims to assist in developing the Australian horse industry and enhancing its export potential.