Status of Animal Health Information Standards in the United States
Case, James T.
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The ability to consolidate and analyze animal health information from disparate sources is an essential component to statewide, regional, national and global animal disease surveillance systems. Currently, no generally accepted national standards exist in the United States for the format, structure and content of animal health information. The diversity in the way animal health information is stored often precludes consolidation that would enable more comprehensive analysis of animal disease incidence.