Diagnosis Definition Edit Window

This window is where you make changes for a diagnosis definition and its associated treatment protocols. See Core Concepts for more information on diagnosis definitions and treatment protocols.

Diagnosis Tab

Variation Setup Tab

If you are creating a new diagnosis definition, the next thing you need to do is specify which animal characteristics Fusion should care about when deciding what treatment protocol to recommend. This is done in the Variation Setup tab.

You don't have to use every characteristic for every diagnosis definition. In fact, the more you use the more possible treatment protocols there will be and you need to set each treatment protocol up. So just use the ones that are needed.

Some of the characteristics are defined by adding numbers to a list (Weight and Temp, for example). To see how this works, lets look at the Weight characteristic. By default, there is only one entry (0) in this list and the way Fusion would interpret this is "for an animal that is greater than or equal to 0 lbs" which, of course, would be all animals. So if a difference in weight doesn't affect the treatment for this diagnosis, we should leave it at the one entry. However, if we wanted to treat animals differently if they were under 600 lbs, between 600 and 800 lbs, and over 800 lbs, we would need to add two more entries to the list so that the list was 0, 600, 800. Fusion would then know that you needed three different treatment protocols—one for 0-599 lbs, one for 600-799 lbs, and one for any 800 lbs or more.

To add a new break for these types of characteristics, click the appropriate + button. To remove one, select it and click the - button. To change a value, Double-Click it in the list and enter the new value. Notice that Fusion will automatically reorder the values in the list if you enter a value that isn't in the right order.

If you have three weight breaks and two temp breaks defined here, Fusion will expect that you want to define six different treatment protocols—one for each combination (3 x 2 = 6). As you make changes in this tab, Fusion will show the number of treatment protocol variations you will need to define at the bottom left of the window.

Once you have set up the characteristics the way you want them, click the Update Protocol Variations button. Fusion will create the necessary number of treatment protocols to match the possible combinations of characteristics you have defined. If you are changing an existing diagnosis, Fusion will keep any combinations that already exist, but create new ones for those that don't exist and delete ones that no longer make sense. Fusion will then move you to the Protocol Variations tab.

Protocol Variations Tab

Whether you are just creating new protocols or changing some existing ones, you will use this tab. The protocol variation list at the top shows each possible treatment protocol associated with the diagnosis. The columns in white show the characteristics that matter for each variation and the columns in blue show an overview of the actual treatment protocol. The idea is to select each one in turn and show Fusion how an animal with that combination of characteristics should be treated.


You can enter some notes or instructions regarding this particular treatment protocol here. These instructions will be shown to the user during the chuteside job when this protocol is being used.

Drug Protocol

Use the drug list in the middle to add the drugs Fusion will use during the treatment period. Each drug has additional information associated with it so Fusion knows what days during the period the drug should be administered. To add a new drug, click the + button and then make the necessary changes on the right. To remove a drug, select it in the list and click the - button. You can also re-order the drugs in the list by dragging and dropping them, but this has no affect on the actual protocol—it only affects the visual order of the drugs.

Copying and Pasting

If you are dealing with a lot of treatment protocols, most likely many of them will be similar. You can save time by copying a protocol's information, pasting it onto another one, and making any necessary tweaks. To copy a protocol, select it in the list and click the Copy Protocol button. You can also type Control-C (Command-C on Mac) as long as the protocol variation list has the focus. To paste this information onto another protocol, select the next protocol and click the Paste Protocol button or type Control-V (Command-V on Mac).

Saving Changes

When you are finished, click the Save button to save all the changes you have made. If you don't want to save the changes, click the Cancel button.

Getting Here

You can open this window by creating or editing a diagnosis definition from the Diagnosis Definition List window.

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