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Animal welfare epidemiology: how epidemiologists help to improve the welfare of animals

Conference in Seminarios VISAVET 2019

July 2nd, 2019

Teng KT.

Animal welfare epidemiology is a rapidly growing area in veterinary science. Epidemiology offers the methodology to quantify the welfare impact of individual diseases on the animals, compare the impact among different diseases and facilitate disease prioritisation. Animal welfare science extends the focus of veterinary epidemiology − animal health to a broader sense of animal well-being. The concept of animal welfare epidemiology is then demonstrated by the epidemiological studies on the impact of feline obesity on the survival and health in cats, follow by Welfare-Adjusted Life Year (WALY), a novel metric that allows the estimation of total disease impact by considering both welfare compromise and premature death.



Participants:

Universidad ComplutenseCentro de Vigilancia Sanitaria Veterinaria (VISAVET). Universidad Complutense (UCM).


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Seminars VISAVET 2019


Seminars VISAVET 2019
January 1st - December 31st, 2019
Madrid
Spain

TITLE: Animal welfare epidemiology: how epidemiologists help to improve the welfare of animals


TYPE: Oral communication


AUTHORS: Teng KT.


VISAVET PARTICIPANTS


Kendy Teng

DATE: July 2nd, 2019


CITE THIS COMMUNICATION:

Teng KT. Animal welfare epidemiology: how epidemiologists help to improve the welfare of animals. Seminars VISAVET 2019, VISAVET Centro de Vigilancia Sanitaria Veterinaria, Centro de Vigilancia Sanitaria Veterinaria. Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain, July 2nd, 2019. (Oral communication)