Application of a computerized herd management and production control program in Costa Rica

Authors

  • R.H. Dwinger School of Veterinary Medicine, National University, Heredia, Costa Rica
  • E. Cappella School of Veterinary Medicine, National University, Heredia, Costa Rica
  • E. Perez School of Veterinary Medicine, National University, Heredia, Costa Rica
  • M. Baaijen School of Veterinary Medicine, National University, Heredia, Costa Rica
  • E. Moller School of Veterinary Medicine, National University, Heredia, Costa Rica

Keywords:

Herd health, Epidemiology, Cattle productivity, Computer program, Costa Rica

Abstract

A computerised herd health and production management program developed in the Netherlands had been applied in Costa Rica to assist farmers in optimizing farm management. During the past five years the farm community became acquainted with the computer program in pilot project initiated by the School of Veterinary Medicine of the National University. Apart from its value in extension work, the program proved to be useful for teaching and research purposes and as a basis for decisions by policy makers.

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Research Notes