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Software-spec-final - PROGRAM SPECIFICATIONS Animal Diet...

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PROGRAM SPECIFICATIONS Animal Diet Records Authors: Stephanie Yarbro Mark Edwards Analyst: Alexander Dekhtyar Background The California Polytechnic State University Equine Center houses 100-200 horses, depending on the time of year. Some of these horses are owned by the Cal Poly Foundation while others are owned by students. The facility is comprised of several barns with individual stalls and several pastures of various sizes. Horses are fed multiple times a day by the feeding crews. Feedstuffs are ordered periodically and kept on site. These include hay, grain, and other supplements. Currently, there is no complete and organized record of individual diets, animal inventory, food inventory or food usage. For example, at the end of each month, the amount of physical inventory in stock is counted by hand and compared to the daily documentation of feed usage. In the past, there have been discrepancies in these numbers due to miscalculations and feed “disappearance.” This system will enable a more accurate distribution of prescribed diets to individual animals, and provide a real time Regardless of horse ownership, all routine husbandry, including feeding, is conducted by and under the auspices of Cal Poly Equine Center staff and faculty. Program Description A dynamic computer database is needed at the Equine Center in order to keep track of individual horse data, feed ingredients, horse diets, and horse locations. Actual and estimated feed usages should be calculated for a given period of time. The predicted frequency of tasks is indicated as low, medium and high.
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TAXON The system must track information related to multiple species, as well as breeds of animals. For example, multiple horse breeds are housed at the Equine Center, although the majority of the horses are American Quarter Horse or Thoroughbreds. Additionally, cattle and other species, whose diets and movements will be tracked with this system. Table 1. Selected examples of animal species and breeds that could be maintained at the Equine Center. Unique Taxon ID has not yet been designated. Scientific name and common name follow naming convention designated by the International Species Inventory System (ISIS) (www.isis.org). Broad Taxon Group Scientific Name Common Name Horse Equus caballus Horse Horse Equus caballus (Group) Horse Horse Equus caballus (Hybrid) Horse Horse Equus caballus caballus Domestic horse Horse Equus caballus caballus Domestic horse Horse Equus caballus caballus American_cream_draft American cream draft horse Horse Equus caballus caballus American_miniature American miniature horse Horse Equus caballus caballus American_mustang American mustang Horse Equus caballus caballus belgian_draft Belgian draft horse Horse Equus caballus caballus clydesdale_draft Clydesdale draft horse Horse Equus caballus caballus percheron_draft Percheron draft horse Horse Equus caballus caballus quarter Quarter horse Horse Equus caballus caballus tennessee_walking Tennessee walking horse
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