Thursday, May 04, 2006

Paper now available on the internet

The paper about the use of heated floor in farrowing pen that I mentioned here is now available on the webpage of Applied Animal Behaviour Science. Just follow the link below:

L. J. Pedersen, Malmkvist, J. and Jørgensen, E. (2006) The use of a heated floor area by sows and piglets in farrowing pens. Applied Animal Behaviour Science (In press)

It is quite an extraordinary short interval from the final revision to the web-publication. However, there are quite a lot of papers waiting in the "In press" queue, but hopefully it will be formally published this year.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Paper submitted for the ISVEE meeting

Together with Niels Peter Baadsgaard from the Danish Meat Association and Vibeke Sørensen from Danish Institute for Food and Veterinary Research I have made a small paper that has been submitted for the International Symposium on Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics (ISVEE) in Cairns, Australia from 6 - 11 August 2006. The title of the paper is Evaluating A Bayesian Graphical Model For Clinical Herd-Testing and will be presented by Niels Peter at the symposium. I am not participating in the symposium. The paper is concerned with how to combine different sources of diagnostic information in order to estimate herd prevalence of different diseases, and is part of the CEPROS project about health decision support. In addition, I am also involved in another presentation at ISVEE. Nils Toft from the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University in Copenhagen is going to present The Effect of Correlation Structures on the Properties of Diagnostic Tests for Paratuberculosis .