Journal article

Decision support systems for monitoring and maintaining health in food animal populations

MA Stevenson, RL Sanson, AO Miranda, KA Lawrence, RS Morris

NEW ZEALAND VETERINARY JOURNAL | NEW ZEALAND VETERINARY ASSOC INC | Published : 2007

Abstract

To mitigate the effects of risks to food safety and infectious disease outbreaks in farmed animals, animal health authorities need to have systems in place to identify and trace the source of identified problems in a timely manner. In the event of emergencies, these systems will allow infected or contaminated premises (and/or animals) to be identified and contained, and will allow the extent of problems to be communicated to consumers and trading partners in a clear and unambiguous manner. The key to achieving these goals is the presence of an effective animal health decision support system that will provide the facilities to record and store detailed information about cases and the populati..

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