Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1975

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Biology and Microbiology

Abstract

This research is an attempt to develop a computer simulation model that will be capable of illustrating the effect of various factors on the outcome of a simulated equine encephalitis epidemic. It is intended that through computer simulation techniques, I will become possible to better understand the factors that contribute to or reduce the magnitude gained of an encephalitis epidemic in horses. Subsequently, the knowledge gained by computer simulation could provide the groundwork for the development of a model that will be capable of projecting the likelihood of an epidemic based on mosquito populations and WEE infection rates as they become available during the summer equine encephalitis season.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Equine encephalomyelitis

Mosquitoes

Computer simulation

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

146

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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