University of Chicago researchers will use data aggregated across global populations of animals to study immunology in species of mammals. In particular, they will look at baseline neutrophil concentrations published in the Species360 Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) to summarize order-level parameter values that approximate the magnitude of constitutive immunity across diverse mammalian taxa.
Species360 and ESCRA have formed a partnership with the aim of utilizing innovative data harnessing methods to not only expand knowledge of cancer trends and treatment but other diseases affecting species across the tree of life.
As a member of the Species360 community for over 35 years, Bristol Zoological Society is already using ZIMS – the Zoological Information Management System used by the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA), the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), and other zoo and aquarium associations worldwide – to streamline the way that information is recorded and applied throughout the organisation.
Take a look at some of the new functionality in ZIMS for Medical, including sample storage, test result upload, improved usability and more.
Learn more about how Global Medical Resources in ZIMS for Medical can help advance animal healthcare.
In April, EAZA Academy will offer ZIMS for Medical Training, a course introducing concepts and best practices for using ZIMS for Medical. The course will cover both data entry and data retrieval. Attendees will learn how to navigate in the Medical module, input data into the eight modules such as Pharmacy, Sample Storage, and Global Medical Resources, and extract and analyze data using ZIMS reports and tools.
Data from ZIMS/Species360 will allow comparison of blood glucose levels across birds, mammals, and other vertebrates as part of this project. Researcher Danial Lyons expects to discover new insight to how species with notably high glucose levels avoid the critical medical problems caused by hyperglycemia in other species.
Partnering with the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences, Species360 focused on extracting, summarizing, and organizing information contained within millions of medical records in ZIMS to produce global resources that could support and improve veterinary care in zoos and aquariums.
Uploading Antech Diagnostics lab results directly to the animal's medical records reduces manual data entry and improves the accuracy of records for zoo, aquarium, and wildlife veterinarians.
Wuppertal Zoo is one of the largest contributors of husbandry and medical information used to better understand and care for wildlife. Curators, animal care, and aquatic experts use Species360 ZIMS (the Zoological Information Management System), to enter over 150,000 husbandry and medical records for more than 800 Species.