In the cattle farm health care system Naseva, there is a huge amount of data flowing in through interfaces. These include milk recording data, udder health related analysis results from laboratory systems, animal and event data from government systems, information on animals slaughtered from abattoir systems, and treatment and medication data from veterinary software and production management software.
Because of the interfaces between Naseva and other systems, the information is regularly updated for the benefit of Naseva users.
Naseva also transfers data to other systems via the interface. Dairy and abattoir systems receive information about the health status of their contract producers’ livestock.
The need to develop interfaces made ETT an Mtech customer
The need for functional interfaces was one of the reasons why Animal Health ETT chose Mtech to develop Naseva in 2007. Changing the foundation to .NET / SQL Server technology in 2015 further improved the interface connections.
Ms Erja Tuunainen, healthcare veterinarian for Naseva at ETT, says that Naseva and the corresponding pig health care system Sikava have been in continuous development. The change in the technological foundation brought more storage space for the increasing amount of data in the system, and reduced the cost of maintaining the systems.
“In the development work, it has been good that the users have been able to test the new features at the demos. Users have therefore been involved in the development work. That is good cooperation, because we have been able to say right away what works and what does not,” says Ms Tuunainen.
With the mobile NasevaHealthApp, the producers have been able to use mobile devices to register medication data. Other reforms visible to users have been the transfer from paper forms for healthcare visits to more comprehensive question lists filled in within the system, and a more visual form of presenting the farm information.
Naseva is used by farm workers as well as by dairy and abattoir staff, and veterinarians. It is financed by the food industry: the dairies and abattoirs for whom the system gives an important tool to follow the health situation on their contract producer farms. Through Naseva, Mtech is in cooperation with a large network of stakeholders.