Follow the data: Wearable sensors bring proactive management to herd health
Researchers with Dairy at Guelph at the University of Guelph are studying precision technologies, including wearable activity trackers and automatic feeders, to notch up knowledge and optimize their value to farmers.
In veterinary medicine, particularly within the dairy industry, wearable activity monitors provide similar benefits in research and in practice. High tech tools and data technology increasingly play a key role in enhancing animal health, optimizing production and providing whole herd analysis much faster than could previously be done using manual methods.
The research on post-partum health monitoring of cows for heat detection is funded by the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance, a collaboration between the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and the University of Guelph.
Read more about how these technologies are being adopted: Follow the data: Wearable sensors bring proactive management to herd health