EPIC, in close cooperation with collaborators in government, the livestock industry, and other researchers and stakeholders, has developed an extensive collection of information that describes Scotland's livestock and poultry, as well as key risk factors for the spread of disease.
These data have underpinned considerable subsequent research conducted by EPIC.
Scotland is at the forefront of improved animal traceability through this type of data provision because of the implementation the ScotEID (electronic identification) database system covering electronic sheep movements, a prenotified pig movement system and Scottish cattle movement data which facilitates the Bovine Viral Diarrhoea eradication programme."Sheila Voas, Chief Veterinary Officer, 2014
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