We are a start-up company developing an e-health cow monitoring system helping you to reduce the annual losses caused by diseases of dairy cows on your farm. By using our cow monitoring system you will be able to easily combine automated behavior and health monitoring. Diseases and performance relevant behavior will be detected very early and adequate actions can be taken on a very precise level. In the end an increased health status of your herd will reduce disease related losses and lead to higher milk production volumes on your farm.
The e-health cow monitoring system is based on a sensor permanently remaining in the rumen of the dairy cow. This sensor continuously collects all the data needed to assess the health status of your cow and provides you and your herd manager with all necessary information. This data includes vital signs, such as the rumination, body temperature and physical activity of your dairy cows. This means that you, and upon request your veterinarian, are always informed about the health status of your cows and early measures can be taken.
As soon as variations, for example, of the rumen motility (digestive activity) or of the body temperature (fever) will be detected your herd manager will be informed. This enables you to respond quickly and acute disease states are reduced to a minimum. Adopting early measures such as adjusting the feed ration are conducted generally faster and cheaper than expensive treatments of cows with acute symptoms. The sooner you react, the better and stable will be your milk production volumes of your herd. With the improvement of the health status not only animal welfare will be improved, also the average operation life of your valuable dairy cow herd will be increased.
Beyond that, by continuously recording body temperature and physical activity, the automated e-health cow monitoring system will enable you to improve your heat detection results. The improved heat detection reduces calving intervals as well as insemination costs and thus ultimately increases the average herd milk production of your cows.