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New in ZIMS! Upload IDEXX test results to each animal’s medical records

Veterinarian collects blood sample from ear vein vessel of Asian elephant. ZIMS Test Result Upload allows veterinary teams to directly import results to the animal record, reducing manual data entry and making data more reliable.

Species360 has integrated IDEXX VetConnect PLUS® with ZIMS for Medical, enabling zoo and wildlife veterinarians to view and upload laboratory diagnostic results directly in ZIMS (Zoological Information Management System) – and save them to the animal’s individual medical records.  Test Upload is also available for Gribbles Veterinary Australia and Gribbles Veterinary New Zealand, and will be available for Antech Diagnostics in 2021.

We love this new module. It normally takes 4-5 minutes to manually enter lab results, whereas now it takes about 20 seconds — 1,200 % efficiency increase is pretty good!

Dr. Dan Cutler, Associate Veterinarian at Audubon Nature Institute and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University
Species360 thanks IDEXX for its financial and in-kind contributions supporting the development of Test Result Upload in ZIMS for Medical.

The feature, called ZIMS Test Result Upload, is part of the ZIMS for Medical system used by zoo and wildlife veterinary teams to record and manage treatment of the animals in their care. By integrating access and uploading IDEXX results, ZIMS Test Result Upload reduces manual data entry and improves the consistency and quality of information available for individual animals.

Test results recorded in ZIMS are aggregated across populations from more than 1,200 Species360 member institutions worldwide, and used to calculate global Expected Test Results. These expected results shed light on medical decisions for over 1100 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians.

Thanks for your support! ZIMS Test Result Upload was developed through the contributions – in both funding and expertise – of members of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), Zoo and Aquarium Association – Australasia (ZAA), and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), as well as IDEXX.

The test results feature is currently available for Species360 members in Australia, Canada, Germany, and the United States. The feature is setup to support institutions in Nordic and United Kingdom countries, and we ask members to reach out to us at support@species360.org to help us move forward in additional regions. As IDEXX expands to support more regions with VetConnect Plus, Species360 will support that integration as well.

NOTE – Gribbles Australia and Gribbles New Zealand test results are now available via upload directly to ZIMS for Medical animal records, thanks to the support of WAZA, ZAA-Australasia, Gribbles, and others. Watch here for a full announcement soon.

Learn How: For more information on ZIMS Test Result Upload, access the Species360 Member Support and Training help document here.


Species360 and IDEXX

Species360 is an approved, integrated partner with VetConnect® PLUS, giving Species360 members access to IDEXX diagnostic results directly from the Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS). VetConnect PLUS enables fast, effective clinical decision-making through exciting features and benefits.


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