By Jenneke Smit / KWPN
Photography: Hippofoto Belgium
The fact that you become stronger through cooperation is a well-known concept that KWPN gratefully embraces. In recent years, KWPN has developed an Oracle Cloud data warehouse, which automates the pedigree verification from this year onwards, among other things.
This not only brings significant benefits to its members but also opens the door for studbook collaboration for which KFPS and AES have already taken advantage.
Until recently, all pedigree verifications were performed manually. This was both an intensive and vulnerable process. The KWPN had long been considering automating this process and started setting up a data warehouse in 2020 after consulting with external advisors. As a result, almost all manual and complex tasks that could lead to human errors are mitigated.
Ralph van Venrooij is pleased with this major step and promptly informed other studbooks about it. “The KWPN has invested in this new system because automating this process brings many benefits. There is now a direct line to the laboratory in Scotland, where data is automatically imported into the KWPN database. Any errors in this pedigree verification, which occur in less than one percent of horses, are automatically detected, corrected, and rechecked. Our members receive their horse passports within two weeks after we have received the chip, sketch, and DNA data. Since many breeders participate in auctions or sell their foals through other ways, they benefit from this speedy process.” The KWPN has been collecting DNA data of horses for many years, providing an extensive reference population. In addition to pedigree verification, DNA data for determining the WFFS status and the D-OC predicate is immediately accessible in the database using this method... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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