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Data in Veterinary: Animal Data Abound!

“A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere” – Groucho Marx Animal-related open data After last blogging about the emergence and benefits of open data, I decided to see what data was out there that related specifically to animals. The first one that I found was the Movebank data repository1,… Read more »

The allergy toolkit

Atopic dermatitis is a diagnosis of exclusion. With this in mind, the allergy toolkit was created to help systematically rule out common causes of pruritus in dogs and cats, and thus complement the food and environmental testing for which Avacta Animal Health is known and trusted. The flowchart below shows the complete toolkit now being… Read more »

Data in Veterinary: Open Sesame!

How actively encouraging veterinary practices to openly share data can benefit the profession as a whole. “In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.” – Charles Darwin The Open Movement In March 1992, Microsoft launched Windows 3.1, which went on to sell… Read more »

A summary of our customer satisfaction results

Avacta Animal Health are very proud of our recent customer satisfaction results which have been collated from June 2016 – June 2017. Our satisfaction survey asks a range of questions relating to the entire process of our testing; from sample submission, interpreting results, supporting literature and of course our customer service which we received an impressive… Read more »

Data in Veterinary: Mining the Archives

So you have valuable data within the veterinary practice, but once you have data mined the archives what are the potential uses? “Gold and silver, like other commodities, have an intrinsic value, which is not arbitrary, but is dependent on their scarcity, the quantity of labour bestowed in procuring them, and the value of the… Read more »

An Update from the Avacta Animal Health Labs

The latest news, events and research & development from the labs at Avacta Animal Health. Out on a LIMS After 3 years in development, the lab is in the final stages of testing out our new laboratory information management system (LIMS). The beauty of a LIMS system is that is should act like a ‘one… Read more »

Data in Veterinary: Your Untapped Commodity

Big data is all around us, but how can it be best used to enhance the veterinary profession? “It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts” – Sherlock Holmes, A Scandal in Bohemia Big Data When the… Read more »

Therapy Guide for Dogs with Skin Allergies

Avacta Animal Health has published its latest aid for clients – ‘Therapy Guide for Dogs with Skin Allergies.’ The DL leaflet has been design to specifically help dog owners: understand the treatment choices for dogs diagnosed with an allergic skin condition explore both avoidance techniques and therapies manage potential flare-ups consider the pros and cons… Read more »

Pet Allergy Week – Sign up!

SIGN UPS ARE NOW CLOSED THANK YOU FOR ALL THOSE WHO HAVE SIGNED UP TO RECEIVE YOUR PAW PACK, YOU SHOULD BE RECEIVING THESE IN THE POST SHORTLY Pet Allergy Week (PAW) is back again for 2017! This year’s Pet Allergy Week campaign will run from 5th – 11th June 2017 and gives veterinary practices… Read more »

BSAVA Congress 2017

      Avacta Animal Health are delighted to be exhibiting at the BSAVA Congress in Birmingham from 6 – 9 April 2017. Come along to stand 808 to learn about our complete allergy service of tests and treatments, as well as non-allergy products and innovations including our canine lymphoma multi-marker algorithm-based test. At our… Read more »