HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Computers help veterinarians diagnosis pets with rare diseases

By 1989, the partners had the canine database of their program ready for use by practicing veterinarians. They formed a company, Texas Medical Informatics, and introduced their product at the 1989 convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AMVA) in San Antonio. They sold 10 copies on that first outing and got "good feedback" from their customers.

"We finished the feline database and marketed this DOS-based version until 1997," Carter said. "By that time, over 1000 clinics were using 'Associate'. Veterinarians loved it, especially for the tough cases."

But 'Associate' was a labor of love for Carter, a love that took increasing amounts of his time. So, in 2001, he merged Texas Medical Informatics into California-based Veterinary Information Networks (VIN), consultants and providers of on-line continuing education for veterinarians. VIN also maintains searchable on-line versions of 80 professional veterinary journals.

Carter and programmers at VIN have been working to produce a Windows-based version of 'Associate', available now in beta form over the Internet.

"The full Windows-based version will soon be out, available over the Internet or on CD-ROM," Carter said. "Veterinarians will be able to use the program like a textbook to look up full descriptions of any canine or feline diseases. Or they can input information about an animal, including its history, findings of their physical exam and results of laboratory tests. 'Associate' will then generate a list of possible diagnosis.

"The great thing about 'Associate' is that a veterinarian can keep inputting additional data and narrow the possible diagnosis," he continued. "With roughly 600 recognizable diseases in each species, evidenced by 20 to 30,000 findings, the human mind can't deal with it all. The computer can be an invaluable diagnostic tool."

Carter cited the possible benefits to animals and their owners as immense.

"Once the ve
'"/>

Contact: Judith White
jw@univrel.tamu.edu
979-845-4664
Texas A&M University
16-Oct-2001


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. 20 May AAAS lecture: Computers that Respond to Human Emotion
2. Computers to help doctors identify rare diseases
3. Computers have had dramatic impact on chemistry
4. Computers use Darwinian model to evolve fuel additives
5. Molecular Computers? Munich/UD Researchers Report First Glimpse Of Artificial Molecule In Action
6. Computers, GIS Help Prevent Ground Water Contamination
7. Clusters, Computers And The Human Brain
8. LSU veterinarians deliver cloned calves by caesarian section
9. Disease diagnosis, drug development focus of UH profs biochip research
10. Gene profiles could improve acute leukemia diagnosis and lead to better treatments
11. Access to DNA secrets yields better understanding of genes, possible tool for disease diagnosis

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/13/2017)... April 13, 2017 UBM,s Advanced Design and ... will feature emerging and evolving technology through its 3D ... will run alongside the expo portion of the event ... and demonstrations focused on trending topics within 3D printing ... and manufacturing event will take place June 13-15, 2017 at ...
(Date:4/11/2017)... -- NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ:   NXTD ) ("NXT-ID" ... of independent Directors Mr. Robin D. Richards and ... furthering the company,s corporate governance and expertise. ... Gino Pereira , Chief Executive Officer ... guidance and benefiting from their considerable expertise as we move ...
(Date:4/4/2017)... , April 4, 2017   EyeLock LLC ... announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office ... broadly covers the linking of an iris image with ... transaction) and represents the company,s 45 th issued ... patent is very timely given the multi-modal biometric capabilities ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:4/21/2017)... ... April 21, 2017 , ... The ... the focus of researchers, engineers, product developers, and industry suppliers gathered last week ... by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics , the event ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... , ... April 20, 2017 , ... ... , this new webinar will explore challenging patient cases when screening for direct ... hospital, there may be a need for bridging parental anticoagulation especially for those ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... ... April 20, 2017 , ... Husson ... clinical research community’s growing body of knowledge during its Eighth Annual Research ... and the adjacent Darling Atrium. During the event, undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... ... April 20, 2017 , ... Parallel6™ , the leader ... announced today that they were named one of the 2017 Top 10 eClinical ... developments in the pharmaceutical industry. , “We take pride in honoring Parallel6 as one ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: