Research Project Database
Code: 1.18.01
1: 1.18.01
Title: From research to practice: implementing a pilot syndromic surveillance system for the Swiss cattle population
2: From research to practice: implementing a pilot syndromic surveillance system for the Swiss cattle population
Country: Switzerland
3: Switzerland
Funding Organisation: Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office FSVO
4: Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office FSVO
Animal Group: Cattle
5: Cattle
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Research Organisation: Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office FSVO
10: Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office FSVO
Number of Research Staff (FTE):  
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Principal Investigator (PI):  
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Cost (Euros): 166323
13: 166323
End Date (dd/mm/yyyy): 31-12-2019
14: 1577750400
Duration (months): 24
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Project objectives and deliverables with estimated delivery dates for each deliverable (if possible): The Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO) has invested substantial amounts of resources to generate fundamental knowledge and infrastructures required to develop a national animal health syndromic surveillance (AHSyS) system for the Swiss livestock population. A next logical step is to integrate existing knowledge, evaluated data sources and newly available tools to implement an operating national AHSyS system. The overall goal of this project is to put knowledge available from previous and current projects into practice by setting up a SyS system for the Swiss cattle population as a pilot. Since early detection of disease outbreaks is yet a SyS purpose that needs further clarification, this project will focus on additional expected benefits of SyS systems such as providing overall situational awareness and targeted reporting for different stakeholders. The pilot system will be implemented in close collaboration between the early detection and surveillance group and the innovation division of FSVO, together with the involved stakeholders of the cattle health network regarding the integration of private data. The FSVO’s data warehouse will provide a suitable and flexible environment to generate automated reports to monitor a selection of cattle health indicators from different data sources. Results and recommendations obtained from various projects will guide the selection of appropriate pre-processing and monitoring methods. Information generated at different levels of the system will routinely be made available to different stakeholders, including farmers, veterinary practitioners, local and national veterinary services. Their feedback concerning the usefulness of these information will be regularly assessed and used to improve the underlying reports as well as the information and management process between FSVO, veterinary services and private stakeholders. This project will provide a practical and functional technical solution of an AHSyS system that can be integrated into the FSVO’s activities and work routine.
17: The Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO) has invested substantial amounts of resources to generate fundamental knowledge and infrastructures required to develop a national animal health syndromic surveillance (AHSyS) system for the Swiss livestock population. A next logical step is to integrate existing knowledge, evaluated data sources and newly available tools to implement an operating national AHSyS system. The overall goal of this project is to put knowledge available from previous and current projects into practice by setting up a SyS system for the Swiss cattle population as a pilot. Since early detection of disease outbreaks is yet a SyS purpose that needs further clarification, this project will focus on additional expected benefits of SyS systems such as providing overall situational awareness and targeted reporting for different stakeholders. The pilot system will be implemented in close collaboration between the early detection and surveillance group and the innovation division of FSVO, together with the involved stakeholders of the cattle health network regarding the integration of private data. The FSVO’s data warehouse will provide a suitable and flexible environment to generate automated reports to monitor a selection of cattle health indicators from different data sources. Results and recommendations obtained from various projects will guide the selection of appropriate pre-processing and monitoring methods. Information generated at different levels of the system will routinely be made available to different stakeholders, including farmers, veterinary practitioners, local and national veterinary services. Their feedback concerning the usefulness of these information will be regularly assessed and used to improve the underlying reports as well as the information and management process between FSVO, veterinary services and private stakeholders. This project will provide a practical and functional technical solution of an AHSyS system that can be integrated into the FSVO’s activities and work routine.
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