SAVSNET in realtime

SAVSNET has always aimed to monitor clinical data in real-time in order to identify trends that might indicate outbreaks of infectious disease or an occurrence of new diseases in pet populations in a timely manner. At present data from veterinary practices are collected immediately on completion of each veterinary consult and data from laboratories are collected either daily, monthly or quarterly depending on the laboratory involved.

The charts below are produced in realtime each time you load this page.

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Laboratory data

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In the graph above you can see the data collected from veterinary laboratories for a variety of infectious diseases. Using the menu and sliders you can see how test results have varied with time in dogs, cats or in both species. Clicking a coloured county in the map you will see the temporal variation of the test results for that particular county. Data collected in this way will allow us to identify trends in the frequency of specific diseases in different parts of the country and over time.

PLEASE NOTE: The data in this graph should be interpreted cautiously because currently it only represents the number of positive test results for a given disease – it does not tell you the absolute number of animals being tested for that disease.

One simple way to read these charts and maps is that if the region you are interested is a shaded colour, it means the selected infectious disease or diseases were diagnosed in that region within the time frame selected. Yellow shading represents a region with no data for the given time period. We are developing the complicated statistical models needed to fully understand whether changes in these test numbers represent true disease outbreaks.