What does iSIKHNAS do?

Integrated functionality

Currently, iSIKHNAS manages reporting and analysis for a growing list of field-based operations.  Each of these modules handles field reporting for numerous related aspects.

  • routine case reporting
  • priority syndrome reporting
  • treatment reporting
  • case outcomes
  • drug and treatment management
  • disease investigations
  • breeding
  • insemination programs
  • cold chain management
  • individual animal identification
  • animal movement certification
  • slaughterhouse records
  • laboratory sample submissions
  • infrastructure management
  • feed management and supply
  • animal population
  • vaccination and active surveillance programs
  • training management
  • staff performance

Data linkages make data more powerful

Using iSIKHNAS, we can link laboratory submission data with disease reports; maps with movement data or outbreak reports; slaughter data with production and population data; and all smoothly and automatically presented in easy-to-use formats. That is great for decision-makers at every level and good for everyone who is working in the animal health sector.

Flexible approaches suit all types of users

Data submission is possible via SMS, Instant Messaging (IM), spreadsheets and the website. Data can be queried via a user’s phone or viewed back at the office.  Data viewing is easy via spreadsheets that are automatically emailed, the website, and SMS system query functions. Direct database access through other software such as QGIS for mapping offers infinite flexibility for advanced users.

Automated reporting promotes greater efficiency and accuracy

The variety of reports available via the website or automatically sent by email to users is always expanding. Upon request, new reports can be created for regular viewing and reporting, analysis and information sharing. The raw data upon which these reports are based can always be accessed and downloaded for further use, analysis or reporting.