Information Systems in Unusual Circumstances

1994-1996

Information Systems in Unusual Circumstances

OI Maisor Ranch in Kenya ran over 800 head of camels of two main breeds: indigenous African and Pakistani. At a monthly crush each animal's condition (weight, medical conditions, response to treatments, breeding) was inspected and recorded.

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

Small Business Systems, the ancestor of Unusual Systems, delivered a bespoke system to track and analyse breed effectiveness, developed from human private practice medical software.