Infovet Performance Tracking

VetEnt were the first veterinarians in New Zealand to use Infovet on farm.

All VetEnt Dairy veterinarians are equipped with touch screen computers and portable printers for on farm recording of individual animal and herd treatments and examinations, including a specifically developed non-cycling cow and pregnancy testing module for cow side recording.

We require our farming customers’ permission to access the MINDA and Fencepost records by completing the sign-up form. As always your information will be confidential to your veterinarian.

The more complete your MINDA records are, the more value Infovet can provide. The VetEnt team is looking forward to using Infovet to solve your animal health problems and provide a new level of service to our clients.

What is Infovet?

Infovet is a secure web-based information management software package that consolidates your farm animal health information. Infovet consolidates your animal records (ID, calving, mating, and health) from LIC MINDA database, milk records from Fonterra fencepost, lab reports from Animal Health Laboratories, and veterinary purchases from accounting programmes. This provides easy access to animal information in a totally secure package that allows you to make better animal health decisions.

The technology provides VetEnt with the tools to take farm veterinary practice to a new level of information-based animal health services. Veterinary Enterprises as one of the key investors and developers of the project had a leading role in the testing and post-release development of Infovet into the future. 

In the past farm veterinarians were faced with a significant problem in managing the abundance of information required to solve problems. The required information was not easily accessible and required further analyses to be useful. Veterinarians often did not have the time or resources to process the volume and complexity of all the available information.

InfoVet Provides Solutions.

InfoVet provides solutions for dairy farmers by:

  • Bringing together all the data from the various sources, relevant to animal health problems. This includes MINDA, veterinary records, Fencepost records, laboratory records and milking machine test records.
  • Analysing and reporting results back to your VetEnt veterinarian.
  • Benchmarking and alerting functionality allowing the early recognition and intervention of potential animal health problems on your farm.
  • "Mining" the database to identify possible links between diseases and causes.
  • Producing a print out of individual animal treatments including withholding periods, planned treatments and clear instructions for the farmer.
  • Producing individual farm customised alerts for early identification of potential problems.

A good example of the power of Infovet is managing the information required to solve mastitis problems on a dairy farm. The important data resides in various databases. Individual somatic cell count records and calving dates reside in the herd-improvement organisations, bulk milk somatic cell count data in the dairy company databases and laboratory, consultation, and animal treatment purchase records within the vet practice databases.

Infovet unites all this information, analyses and reports it to veterinarians to quickly and effectively aid problem solving and decision-making with respect to a farm's mastitis management program.