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GVL, UC-Davis form new veterinary diagnostics partnership

GlobalVetLINK's software will transmit data to UC-Davis portal that offers dynamic tools for interpretation and analysis.

GlobalVetLINK (GVL) and the University of California-Davis (UC-Davis) Center for Animal Disease Modeling & Surveillance (CADMS) announced Aug. 20 the integration of their software solutions, LabLINK HIMS and Disease BioPortal, for veterinarians and livestock production personnel to manage diagnostic lab results and improve the speed of health-based decision-making.

“Veterinary diagnostic test results provide critical information, but analyzing, interpreting and communicating those results can be challenging,” said Dr. Beatriz Martinez Lopez, associate professor in the department of medicine and epidemiology and director of CADMS at the UC-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. “We are pleased to see that the integration of LabLINK HIMS with Disease BioPortal will assist with that process.”

Since 2010, swine veterinarians and integrated producers have used GVL’s LabLINK HIMS software for more effective herd health management, according to the announcement. The software platform consolidates diagnostic results in one location and offers tools for analyzing and visualizing findings, providing users with better information for reducing mortality and morbidity while increasing profitability.

Now, with the CADMS partnership, LabLINK HIMS automatically transmits data into the Disease BioPortal, which offers more dynamic tools for interpretation, visualization and multi-level analysis, such as phylogenetic analysis of sequences and spatio-temporal-genomic mapping, the announcement said.

“The combined efforts of these software programs speeds the process of aggregating and interpreting information while also improving communication of the findings and proposed actions to production personnel with visual tools and customized reports,” GVL director of product Joel Harris said.

GVL was founded in 2001 and is a leader in providing easy-to-use, web-based animal health solutions for food and companion animal health practitioners. The GVL system uniquely connects veterinarians, producers and animal owners, feed distributors, animal diagnostic laboratories, industry partners and government officials to improve overall animal wellness and safety.

The Disease BioPortal is under the copyright of the Regents of the University of California and is developed, hosted and maintained at CADMS.

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