Glossary of Terms

ALYX Market Survey – A subscription information service, published monthly, and delivered electronically to subscribers via a secure web portal. The current ALYX Market Survey provides timely and detailed reporting on actual sales volume and dose volume of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines, insecticides, and other animal health products sold for the following market segments: cattle, equine, and certain small animal markets. Additional small animal and swine reports will be introduced in mid-2011. 

Market Consumption Point (MCP) – Represents individual “ship-to” locations of a Veterinary Clinic and/or Hospital, Over-the-Counter Retailer, equestrian or Livestock Producer or Production Company after application of the Animalytix 100 Meter Privacy Rule.

Animalytix Privacy Rules – a set of business rules designed to protect the anonymity of Animalytix data providers and their clients. The privacy rules require a minimum of 5 Market Consumption Points (MCPs) per reported geo area with a maximum market share of 25% per MCP. Additionally, data from a minimum of three data providers (e.g. distributors) must be present per geo area with a maximum market share per provider of 70%. The Animalytix Privacy Rules allow reporting at a 3-digit USPS ZIP code level when these thresholds are met. When unmet, adjacent 3-digit USPS ZIP codes are aggregated until either (a) the privacy rules are met or, (b) the 3-digit USPS ZIP codes of an entire state are combined, at which time the data is reported at a state level.

Designated Geospatial Area (DGA) – A defined geographic region based on individual 3-digit USPS ZIP codes or aggregations thereof. DGA generation occurs each time an ALYX Market Survey or Sensus report subject to the Animalytix Privacy Rules which are designed to preserve the confidentiality of participating data contributors and their clients.

Heat Map – A geographical force rank analysis representation of sales volumes in a defined geospatial area. Sales volumes are ranked by colorimetric scale and presented using individual 3-digit USPS ZIP, DGA aggregations or state maps. Color scale represenatations are consistent throughout all maps in the report series with heavier sales concentrations denoted by darker colorations.

MAT (Moving Annual Total) – Aggregate sales or volume data by product or company for the most recent 12 months of reported data.

PMAT (Prior Year Moving Annual Total) – Aggregate sales or volume data by product or company for the12 months preceding the reported Moving Annual Total dates

Leading Counties – Top three counties listed in forced rank based on dollar sales values reported per county; reflected in DGA and Leading State report summaries

Leading 3 ZIP Codes – Top three 3-digit USPS ZIP codes listed in forced rank based on dollar sales values reported per ZIP; reflected in DGA and Leading State report summaries

Vs PY – Represents sales values relative to the Previous Year’s sales

ALYX Product Group – Like products from all data providers are combined into a single, product group for reporting purposes including all available presentations and package sizes.

Doses Sold – a standard dose level is established by Animalytix for each ALYX Product Group. After Animalytix establishes dose equivalents for each SKU reported by participating data providers, all “like” SKUs are combined to determine the total “Doses Sold” per ALYX Product Group.