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Cat Weight Loss Technology
Hadar B, Lambrecht K, Bernardo T, Poljak Z, Stone EA, Coe J, Verbrugghe A Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery October 2021 Looking into the use of a home Pet Health Technology Ecosystem (PHTE) including an activity monitor/app, smart feeder, home scale, and a webcam/exercise device as a tool in a feline weight management program.
Day 1 Informatics For Vets
Ouyang ZB, Robson E, Havas K, Stone EA, Poljak Z, Bernardo TM Front. Vet. Sci June 2021 New technologies, such as telemedicine and point-of-care diagnostics, are making their way into veterinary medicine. New veterinarians will undoubtedly encounter these technologies in practice. This project developed competency frameworks that include skillsets, attitudes and assessment measures to help prepare new veterinarians to successfully integrate these technologies into their practice and business.
Managing Big Data on a PC
Campigotto A, Poljak Z, Stone EA, Stacey D, and Bernardo TM Preventive Medicine Journal November 2019 While working with electronic medical record from over 19 million individuals, we were able to define a baseline prediction for an cat's weight as it ages over its lifetime based on sex, age and breed using two different methods on a PC. We hope to better provide more personalized medicine for individual animals.
Tracking Lifetime Cat Weight
Campigotto A, Poljak Z, Stone EA, Stacey D, and Bernardo TM Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) July, 2019 In partnership with IDEXX, data from over 19 million cats was collected from patient records in order to look for weight trends over the lifespan of a cat. This data was stratified by gender and breed in order to account for differences. We hope to use this data in the future to look at how cat health and wellness can be impacted by their weight.
Big Data & More-Scoping Review
Ouyang ZB, Sargeant J, Thomas A, Wycherley K, Ma R, Esmaeilbeigi R, Versluis A, Stacey D, Stone E, Poljak Z, and Bernardo TM Animal Health Research Reviews - special big data issue June 2019 A scoping review of “big data”, “informatics” and “bioinformatics” in the animal health and veterinary medical literature.
Tech in Disasters & Outbreaks
Bernardo TM, Perez Gutierrez E, Hachborn G, Forrest R, Sobkowich K Publish pending, OIE 2019 Innovating at the human-technology interface in disasters and disease outbreaks.
Kennel Cough Risk Factors
Ouyang ZB, et al. In progress Determining risk factors associated with canine infectious respiratory disease complex.
Veterinary Views on Telemedicine
Ouyang ZB, Wycherley K, Bile S, Thomas A, Stone EA, Poljak Z, Bernardo TM In progress A look at how veterinarians use communications technology in practice and how it can benefit the delivery of healthcare.