TANLITS facilitates animal health.

Information about keepers and animal numbers

  • Information about the type of livestock systems in the  country (e.g. large commercial farms, traditional keepers on communal grazing) à information about epidemiological units
  • visualize the distribution of livestock throughout the country
  • Information about location of farms and livestock density for disease control and outbreak response
  • Strategy development (disease control, placement of quarantine units)

Monitoring of vaccination campaigns

  • Knowing the number of animals in the country enables purchase of the right amount of vaccine
  • Targeted vaccination in terms of geographical location but also regarding livestock production systems
  • Planning of preventive vaccination and disease response vaccination à in case of an outbreak it is easy to determine the surrounding farms using the GIS system
  • Vaccination is registered as an event of the animal or herd à Unnecessary multiple and untimely vaccinations are prevented
  • Progress of the vaccination campaign can be monitored and visualized using GIS
  • Correct use of vaccine can be monitored (comparison of number of purchased/distributed vaccine with the amount of doses used)
  • Combination with sero surveillance à analysis of the effectiveness of vaccination programs

Disease control measures and –plans (example of a vaccination campaign)

  • Identification of at risk and economically important livestock populations
  • Planning of the disease control campaign
  • Logistics of vaccination (people, transport, training of staff)
  • Amount of vaccines
  • Evaluation of the effectiveness of vaccination campaigns through diseases testing, sero surveillance
  • Visualization of disease situation and vaccinated population using GIS
  • Using the experience from one campaign to improve the planning of future disease control measures

Effective and fast reaction to disease outbreaks
Through animal identification and movement reporting it is possible to quickly trace the movements of animals showing the signs of a contagious or infectious disease and establish contact points with other animals