OI Maisor Ranch in Kenya runs over 800 head of camels of both indigenous African and Pakistani breeds.

Task

Decades of paper records had accumulated in several lever-arch folders and hundreds of card indexes. Individual animals were easily referenced but statistical comparison of breeds or treatment were impractical.

Activities

At a monthly crush each animal’s condition (weight, medical conditions, response to treatments, breeding) was inspected and recorded.

We developed an early object-oriented database in Object Pascal, based on a human private practice medical system we were operating in the UK, to track and analyse breed effectiveness.

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