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Application of computer technology to the collection, analysis and use of veterinary data
  1. MV Thrusfield


The value of a common pool of veterinary data, using clinical records from general practices, welfare organisations, research bodies and veterinary schools is described. Developments in computer technology are outlined and the computer's application to integrated data collection, storage, querying and dissemination is indicated. Proposals for a computerised integrated veterinary clinical data base, using a standard coded case record, are presented.

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