Regional Animal Health Data Warehousing and Data Mining System

Grants and Contracts Details


The overarching goal of this project is to create a statewide animal health data warehouse and data-mining capability for Kentucky. The system will integrate animal health and diagnostic testing data bases of the University of Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center, the Murray State University Breathitt Veterinary Center and the Office of the Kentucky State Veterinarian (OSV). The system will aid animal health officials to manage day-to-day disease outbreaks, emerging diseases, and provide the necessary decision support necessary to efficiently manage an agro-terrorist event. Supporting Objectives-- This will be accomplished through the utilization of clinical archives of over 1 million clinical cases processed through two veterinary laboratories during a period of fifteen years. The data base which is part of the Laboratory Information Management System developed and implemented in a previous project will be utilized to assemble the data warehouse. Plans to accomplish project goals-- At the close of business each day, demographic and clinical testing data will be exported from the LlMS in operation at each laboratory into a centralized data warehouse which will be accessible by both laboratories and the Office of the State Veterinarian. The warehouse will then be available to authorized users for ad hoc queries about specific animal health issues. In addition, time-phased initiated report processes will deliver trend reports, thematic disease distribution maps and summaries that will be published directly to the web. Relevance of the project to the goals of the program-The data warehouse will improve animal health situational awareness for state and federal veterinarians, epidemiologists, practicing veterinarians and farmers. The system could become a model for the U.S. and could lead to a national repository of animal health data.
Effective start/end date8/1/097/31/12


  • Cooperative State Research Education and Extension: $254,514.00


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