Knowing which question to ask is the art of epidemiology; an understanding of the production system is essential to identify the right questions to ask. We know how farms work and have proven ability to ask the right question and to identify where the answers to these questions lie. Obtaining the answer to the question is the science of epidemiology. This skill is quantitative and uses statistics and data mining. Again, we know how to obtain and interrogate farm data.
We have both the expertise to collect data from the field and to analyse the data to extract the information that it contains. Herd Health has skills in database design, SQL, data mining and artificial intelligence. We know how to extract the knowledge contained within data and how to report findings.
Herd Health has advanced skills in R (http://cran.r-project.org/).