On Monday, June 8, ZooEasy version 2.5.10 will be brought in use and will not be available from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. For us, the following adjustments apply:
1. Quick search on the year of birth of a dog.
2. When clicking to follow the bloodline, be able to return to the previous animal with one click.
3. ECG. Shows the calculated value of a dog’s number of equivalent complete generations.
Equivalent Complete Generations
At this moment you can see in one view what the inbreeding rate of each animal is. An inbreeding rate of 0% is very positive. But this value has no meaning if the animal's parents are unknown. That is why we now automatically calculate how many ancestors are known. This is expressed in the abbreviation ECG (Equivalent Complete Generations). This way you immediately know how valuable your information is.
The ECG is calculated as follows:
Each ancestor has a certain value:
Parent animal: 0.5 Grandparent: 0.25 Over grandparent: 0.125 Great great-grandparents: 0.0625 etc.
The program counts all ancestors. If you know both animal’s parents, but you do not have any information, the ECG is 0.5+0.5 = 1. If all four grandparents are also known, the calculation is: 0.5+0.5+0.25+0.25+0.25+0.25 + 25 = 2. But if you do have the grandparents on the mother's side, but the father's parents are unknown, then the ECG value becomes 1.5. In short: the higher the number, the more exact the chance that the inbreeding rate will reflect reality.
New: complete family tree
In addition to the ECG, you can now also immediately see how complete the family tree of each animal is. The number shows how many complete generations are known. If, for example, both parents of the animal and all four of the animal's grandparents are known, there are two complete generations. But if both parents are known to be known to the animal, but only three grandparents, only one complete generation is known.
The completeness of your family tree says something about the value of the shown inbreeding rate. The more generations of ancestors are known, the more reliable your inbreeding figures.
Difference between completeness family tree and ECG
The number of the completeness in the family tree and ECG can sometimes be the same. The ECG indicates how many ancestors are known in total. Each ancestor is counted. In the complete family tree, only complete generations are counted. As soon as one ancestor is missing, the count stops there and this line is no longer counted in the number of complete generations.