What’s new in Version 13?

2bZooEasy Version 13 is available now and has several new and improved features. In this blog you will find what has changed to improve your ZooEasy experience.

New: how relevant is the inbreeding percentage?
At this moment, you see at a glance the inbreeding percentage of each animal. An inbreeding percentage of 0% is excellent. But this number is not of any value when the parents of this animal are unknown. That’s why we now automatically calculate how many ancestors are known. This number is expressed in the abbreviation EEG (Equivalent Entire Generations). Now you know how valuable your information is.

The EEG is calculated as follows:
Every ancestor has a certain value:
Parent: 0,5
Grandparent: 0,25
Greatgrandparent: 0,125
Greatgreatgrandparent: 0,0625, etc.

Our software counts up all the ancestors. If you know both parents of the animal, but have no further information of other descendants, the EEG is: 0,5+0,5 = 1. Do you also have information about all 4 grandparents, the calculation is: 0,5+0,5+0,25+0,25+0,25+0,25 = 2. But if you know the mother and 2 grandparents, but you don’t know the parents on father’s side, the EEG value becomes 1,5. In short: the higher the number, the more exact the chance that your inbreeding percentage provides a good reflection of reality.

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New: completeness pedigree
Besides the EEG you can also quickly see how complete the pedigree of each animal is. The value indicates how many complete generations are known. For example, if both parents and all 4 grandparents of the animal are in the database, you will have 2 complete generations. But if both parents of the animal are known, but only 3 grandparents, you only have 1 complete generation.

The completeness of your pedigree says something about the value of the indicated inbreeding percentage. The more generations of ancestors are complete, the more reliable your inbreeding percentages are. In addition, you quickly see which data is still missing. For example, use the search function to look for all animals with less than 10 generations of complete pedigrees. Now you know exactly which animals you can research to find out more about their ancestors.

What’s the difference between completeness pedigree and EEG?
The values of the completeness pedigree and EEG can sometimes be the same. The EEG indicates how many ancestors are known in total. This counts every ancestor in your database. The feature completeness pedigree only checks the number of complete generations. As soon as there’s 1 ancestor missing, the count stops and this generation isn’t counted for the number of complete generations.

New: transfer certificate
Breeders can use a transfer certificate when selling their animal. The certificate shows the contact details of the current and new owner, a detailed description of the animal and a health statement. Read more in this blog about the transfer certificate for bird breeders.

Improved features
–        Have you added contact details of judges to your Show results? From now on you find these contacts in your list of contacts, in the tab Judges. Tip: walk through this list once to see if the initials, name and contact details are complete.
–        When you print a pedigree of an animal, you can now also add the results of each show in the list with results.
–        Do you add an animal via the pedigree? Now you can add the status color and deceased date. This will prevent you for editing parent animals (who have deceased in many cases) twice in order to get your data right.

Do you currently use Version 11 or lower?
Then you can also upgrade directly to Version 13. You will even find more new features than mentioned in this article. Which new features you can expect, depends on your current version.

–        Click here for changes since Version 12
–        Click here for changes for Version 11 and below

How do I upgrade to Version 13?
Do you use ZooEasy at this moment? Then just follow these next few steps:

1.      Click here or copy the following link to your browser: http://standalone.zooeasy.com/
2.      Choose your animal species*
3.      Click on Order now
4.      Do you already use ZooEasy? Click on the tab Subscriptions
5.      Choose your version: CD-Rom or Download and click on Order by Internet
6.      Fill in your discount code: ZV13 and receive 20% discount. This is automatically processed
7.      Fill in the form
8.      Check your details and pay your order

*Is your animal species not in this list? Choose a random animal species. At step 7 you can choose the right animal species from the extended list.

As soon as you receive your license code from us, you can start using Version 13. Would you like to continue with your own data right away? Just import your own database to Version 13. This way you continue where you have left.

New: ZooEasy Version 12 available today!

Extensive pedigree with pictures in Version 12.

Extensive pedigree with pictures in Version 12.

Today is the day: ZooEasy Version 12 is available! The new version is even easier to use. It’s perfect for starters and professional breeders. It’s a feast of recognition for everyone who has been using ZooEasy for years. Version 12 is the newest and last version that needs to be installed on your own computer. With ZooEasy Stand Alone breeders can register their animals and improve breeding results.

New features
Version 12 has several new features. Click here for a preview of the newest updates. Do you currently use Version 10 or lower? Then you’ll find much more new possibilities.
– Click here for new features in Version 12
– Click here for new features in Version 11 and below

Discount for ZooEasy users
Do you currently use Version 11 or below? Then you will receive almost 50% discount on ZooEasy Version 12! Keep your customer or serial number at hand to upgrade and profit right away. After installation you can continue immediately with your own database. All registered customers will receive a personal e-mail in the upcoming week. Would you like to try Version 12 for free? Download the free demo. You will find this on the information page of your animal species. And please tell us what you think about this new version!

Would you like to use ZooEasy online, instead of an installation on your own computer? Click here for more information about ZooEasy Online, which will be released on 21th. of November.

Update to Version 12 and surf to: standalone.zooeasy.com
1. Chose your animal species
2. Click on Order now
3. Click on Subscriptions and make your choice

Last chance on discounted version 11

Yvonne Bijlsma has tested version 11

Yvonne Bijlsma has tested version 11

In December 2011 version 11 of ZooEasy Stand Alone has been released. If you are using an earlier version, this month is your last chance to purchase the latest version with discount. Because of the tenth anniversary of ZooEasy, we give you 10% discount on this latest version. This offer is valid until 1 February 2012.

Of course you can continue to use your current version of ZooEasy. But we have listened carefully to your needs and requests and we have applied some improvements.  Yvonne Bijlma, breeder from The Kiel, Netherlands, was one of our testers: “In this version the necessary things were adapted and added to the program. One of the new features contains the possibility to change information of groups of animals. I am also glad to see that you can register the fertilization and birth reports, and how many animals are born death or alive. These new features give me a complete overview in my database.”

Would you like to know what else features are new in version 11? Click on ZooEasy version 11 to read more!

Download version 11
You can order version 11 by following these steps:
– Click on home
– Click on your species
– In the left menu, click on ‘Order Now’
– Click on ‘Subscriptions’

When you will order ZooEasy version 11 online, please have your serial number or client code at hand.
Would you like to try out version 11 first? You can download the demo version which you can find on the information page of your species. We hope you will enjoy the new version!

New: ZooEasy version 11

Yvonne Bijlsma testte ZooEasy

Yvonne Bijlsma has tested version 11

For ten years, ZooEasy has been aiming to deliver the best pedigree software for your animals. We have listened carefully to your needs and requests and we have applied some improvements. Therefore we have already released the 11th version of ZooEasy Stand Alone!

In version 11 there are several new features. Yvonne Bijlma, breeder from The Kiel, Netherlands, was one of our testers: “In this version the necessary things were adapted and added to the program. One of the new features contains the possibility to change information of groups of animals. I am also glad to see that you can register the fertilization and birth reports, and how many animals are born death or alive. These new features give me a complete overview in my database.”

In addition, you can enter into how many combinations male and/or female animals may occur. You can also search for animals who have been in 1, 2, 3 or more combinations. Another new feature is that the results are not only shown as a graph, but also as an easy to read table on the pedigree card print.

Would you like to know what else features are new in version 11? Click here to read more!

Download version 11
You can order version 11 by following these steps:
– Click on home
– Click on your species
– In the left menu, click on ‘order now’
– Click on ‘subscriptions’

When you will order ZooEasy version 11 online, please have your serial number or client code at hand.
Would you like to try out version 11 first? You can download the demo version which you can find on the information page of your species. We hope you will enjoy the new version!