EPS Overview

The Enhanced Passive Surveillance system is a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) funded project that currently supports the development of technology to enable the real-time (or near real-time) collection and analysis of pre-diagnostic data related to animal symptoms or syndromes observed by an attending veterinarian. The EPS system uses mobile devices to collect and send data to an Analyst Workstation where it is aggregated with other data, such as from veterinary diagnostic laboratories, wildlife, livestock markets, and environmental data sources. These data are integrated into a common operational picture and can be analyzed using automated visual, geospatial, and temporal analysis tools within the workstation that aid in early disease detection or changes in animal health status. The EPS system also provides valuable information back to veterinarians regarding animal health in their state or geographic region, providing access to a unique information source that enhances their situational awareness and aids in animal disease diagnosis and treatment. 

EPS is currently focused in the following 7 areas:

  • Beef Cattle
  • Dairy Cattle
  • Equine
  • Poultry
  • Small Ruminants (Sheep and Goats)
  • Swine
  • Wildlife

If you are looking for access to the Analyst Workstation, visit our support page here.