A research feasibility assessment of regulatory information systems capacities for investigation of epidemiologic factors in pseudorabies.

L. E. Miller, P. Cowen, T. L. Honeycutt, W. E. Morrow, W. D. Hueston

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Abstract

Pseudorabies (PR) outbreak-investigation forms from 10 states having the most PR-infected herds were evaluated for agreement in question response-data type, information intent, and outbreak information categories. A question randomly selected from an investigation form had 0.6304 probability of being unique to a single state, and 0.0062 probability of being common to all states. Analysis of outbreak forms, on the basis of information intent, revealed that the probability of a randomly selected question being derived from an information category unique to a single state was 0.0323, whereas the probability of a question being derived from an information category shared by all states was 0.1935. A telephone survey revealed that state PR control officials did not believe additional research on between-herd spread of PR was necessary to successfully complete the eradication program. However, officials believed a better understanding of PR risk factors would enhance program effectiveness and build producer confidence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1133-1139
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Volume205
Issue number8
StatePublished - Oct 15 1994
Externally publishedYes

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