Easy to deploy smart ear tags that monitor your young stock 24X7 for changes in behaviour and spikes in temperature
Identify key conditions
Our smart analytics platform will automatically match the symptoms encountered by the sensors to the most probably conditions such as pneumonia or scour.
Diagnose and treat
Use the mobile app to triage and assess severity, and get a recommended course of action. If you have specific protocols to follow we can build it into the logic, just upload and we do all the work.
As you use the mobile app to register the treatment for an animal or install one of the monitoring tags have all the required records generated and filed for you.
Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) or
calf pneumonia as it is more commonly
known, is a considerable cost to the beef
industry. It can range from full blown
clinical disease with the subsequent
losses and reduced performance
to underlying, sometimes unseen
respiratory problems which may be less
evident but can be just as costly.
The loss of calves to pneumonia can be devastating and put a serious dent in the profitability of a herd. But it’s not just the obvious pneumonia cases that can be very costly. Many farmers see low grade respiratory problems as a fact of life. However, although the disease may be mild or even not show at all, underlying damage to the respiratory tract can limit growth rates.
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