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Supporting Animal Welfare: Species360 makes it easier to share welfare program essentials at home and with other institutions

In case you missed it! Here are recent enhancements to ZIMS for Care and Welfare. Using feedback from our members, we implemented improvements that make it easier and faster to track animal welfare, model processes for peer teams, and more quickly rollout templates designed for each species.
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New in ZIMS: Survival, Reproduction, and Growth reports transform ZIMS data – and inform welfare indicators

We are pleased to introduce Survival, Reproduction and Growth (SRG) Reports in ZIMS! Drawing upon data recorded and shared by institutions worldwide, the new reports provide zoos, aquariums, conservation centers, and other wildlife managers with missing information required to predict survival timelines…

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New in ZIMS for Medical: Upload test lab results directly to the animal’s record, saving manual data entry

Zoo, aquarium, wildlife veterinarians use the Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) to record and share information regarding animals in their care. Now, when these veterinary teams send blood samples to IDEXX, they can view and upload the report directly in ZIMS for Medical. Called ZIMS Test Result Upload, the new feature reduces manual data entry for veterinary staff and improves the accuracy and volume of data used to calculate ZIMS Expected Test Results used by veterinarians to diagnose illness.
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Ask Adrienne: Nutritionist monitors aggressive behavior and weight loss

Question from a Wildlife Nutritionist: We have three female red pandas housed together. Recently two of them have lost weight. I have increased the caloric intake for the two and the vets have given them a clean bill of health. When I talked with their keepers it was mentioned that the older panda had recently experienced an increase in aggression towards the other two.
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