Animal History Window

This window pulls together all the information Fusion has about an individual animal. It is used mostly to display this information, but some of it can be edited as well.

Editing and Saving Changes

If you plan to edit and fields, you will need to click the lock button in the bottom left of the window first. This is to prevent accidental editing. If you have edited any values, you will need to click the Save button to save the changes, or the Cancel button to ignore the changes you made. Note that Fusion usually provides other ways to affect the information shown in this window so you don't normally have to use this window to edit any fields.

Navigating Among Pages

On the left hand side there is a list of pages of information. When you select one, Fusion will change the right side of the window to display information related to your selection.

Main Fields Page

Animal IDs

CCIA

This area shows information related to the CCIA database which may be used if you are in Canada.

Estimated Information

The information in this section is recalculated by Fusion each night.

Location/Status

Health

Animal Notes

You can use this field to add a general note about this animal. This note can be added to from within a chuteside job as well.

Attributes

Pen/Bunk Density

These fields are calculated nightly and are based on the pens Fusion thinks the animal was in over the course of its life.

Dollars Into Animal

This area tries to give an estimate the costs for this animal so far. Most of these values are accurate, but the feed cost is estimated based on the feed given to pens Fusion believes the animal was in during the course of its life and the assumption each animal ate an equal amount of feed while in a pen. These values are recalculated each night.

Additional Fields Page

Weights

Custom Fields

If you want to record information about an animal that doesn't fit into any existing fields, Fusion provides five custom fields to be used any way you like. These are those fields. You can customize the labels of these fields in the Preferences window. Custom fields can be changed during a chuteside job or manually here or with the Grid Edit window. You can also import from a file. If you feel you are storing information that other people might also want to store, please let us know so we can consider adding a dedicated field it in a future version of Fusion.

Genetic Test Fields

Fusion has five fields dedicated to recording the results of genetic tests. These are those fields. You can customize the field labels in the Preferences window. Data for these fields can be entered during a chuteside job or manually here or with the Grid Edit window. You could also import the information from a file.

Ultrasound

You can use a chuteside job, the Grid Edit window, or import ultrasound information from a file to get it into these fields. You could also enter this information manually here.

Implants

Fusion will keep track of up to five implant events for each animal in these fields. (If you give more than five implants, all will be remembered in the normal animal history, but only the first five in these fields.) This makes it easy to see what implants an animal has received and to change an implant strategy based on the last implant given, growth since the last implant, etc. At each implant event Fusion records the date, weight, and implant product. Any time a drug defined with Implant for the unit is given during a chuteside job, Fusion fills in the next set of fields.

Carcass Data

You can record carcass related data in these fields, either directly or from a file import. The fields aren't described in more detail as the measurements and meaning vary slightly from country to country.

Job History Page

This job shows information about each chuteside job the animal has been in. Fusion will show information for one job on multiple lines as it details all that happened, so jobs will have alternating background colors so it is easy to see which lines belong to a job. The first line for each job shows a summary for the job and subsequent lines show more detail. If you select a line, even more detail will be shown in the Chuteside Job Synopsis/Action area below the list. If you select a line that is related to a treatment, the treatment note (if any) will show in the Treatment Note area. (You can also edit this field by clicking inside it when it is active.)

If you are looking at a long job history and want to more condensed version, click the Hide Event Detail button. Click the Show Event Detail button to show the expanded version again.

Movement History

Pen Movements

Feed related withdrawals, dollar values, and other animal level information are calculated based on what pens an animal has been in while in the feedlot. The animal level pen information is used for this (see the Animals and Linking section of Core Concepts). This page show a list of the pens Fusion thinks the animal has been in over the course of its life and you can edit this information if it is incorrect.

In the list, you can see the date and time of each move, along with who initiated the move. The list also shows the pen the animal was moved from and to as well as the type of move. The From pen column will be blank for the first line since the animal is just entering the feedlot. The To pen will be blank for the last line when the animal has left the feedlot.

To edit a move, select it in the list and then make the appropriate changes to the right. Note that you cannot change the date and time for some movement types where the date was set by another event such as a chuteside job. When you change a date or the To pen, Fusion will make other changes in the list to ensure the movements are chronological and the to and from pens make sense from move to move.

To add a move to the list, click the + button. To remove a move from the list, click the - button. If you have deleted some moves and want them back, click the Restore Deleted Moves (This Session Only) button. This only works as long as the window stays open.

Lots Belonged To

An animal may belong to more than one lot during the course of its life. Its full history is always available, but a lot is only billed for things that occur while the animal is associated with it. If an animal doesn't belong to any lot for a period of time, things that happen to the animal during that time will not be billed anywhere. This area shows a list of the lots an animal has belonged to over time.

The list shows the date the animal started belonging to the lot as well as the location and lot it belonged to. You can edit this information by selecting a row in the list and making changes on the right.

warning icon If you change a lot in the past, Fusion will take the drugs and inputs that belong to that animal away from the original lot and make them part of the new lot. This may affect invoices and other reports if they are reprinted!

To add a new lot, click the + button. To remove a lot, click the - button. Note that there are other ways to move animals to a different lot in Fusion including during a chuteside job and with the Bulk Update window.

Withdrawal History Page

This page shows a list of any item that ever affected an animal's withdrawal. This can be from drugs as well as rations that were fed the animal. If the item is contributing to a current withdrawal date, the line will show up in red in the list.

Getting Here

You can open this window by requesting to look at an animal's history from several places in Fusion including the Animal List window.

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