New mapping tool enables rapid animal disease response

September 8, 2022 – Guelph, Ontario, Canada: Producer organizations and governments now have access to an animal disease mapping tool that enables rapid response to control spread. Farm Health FastMaps is a new tool developed by Farm Health Guardian, a biosecurity management software provider, that allows mappers to quickly create control zones and communicate with farms that may be at risk.

“We know that early response and communication are key to preventing pathogen spread and limiting the negative impacts of an outbreak,” explains Rob Hannam, CEO of Farm Health Guardian. “This tool will help disease mappers within producer organizations or with governments to easily establish zones where heightened biosecurity and communication are needed.”

The mapping tool provides Farm Health FastMaps users with the ability to draw customized radius and polygon quarantine zones in an area and then instantly generate a list of all farm properties within the zone, including contact information. Wind speed and direction can easily be factored in to further identify properties that may be at risk from windborne pathogen transmission. These enhancements can assist in rerouting transportation to avoid hot zones and offer a communications tool to help at-risk farms take early action before a disease gets out of hand.

“Anything that will make disease mapping and communications easier and faster will help in reducing the transmission of highly pathogenic diseases, like PRRS in swine or avian influenza in poultry,” says Hannam. “Developments like Farm Health FastMaps are so important to reduce the threat of devastating diseases, and are why we’re working to improve animal health and welfare through digital technology.”

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About Farm Health Guardian
Farm Health Guardian is a digital partner in disease prevention, animal health and outbreak preparedness for livestock and poultry operations. The proven biosecurity software system offers three components: Farm Health FastMaps, Farm Health Protect and Farm Health Monitor. All provide software solutions to help producers to lower their cost of production through improved animal health and reduced disease risks. Farm Health FastMaps is an animal disease mapping tool for organizations and governments to identify control zones in minutes and communicate quickly to stop disease spread. Farm Health Protect is a biosecurity management system that records the movement of trucks and people on and off farm properties for rapid contact tracing in the event of a disease outbreak. Farm Health Monitor is an animal health reporting system that improves communication between producers, vets and technical staff to enable early disease detection. Farm Health Guardian is a product of Be Seen Be Safe Ltd. and headquartered in Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

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