Animal monitoring gives dairy farmers treatment options

New research reinforces rumination health monitoring technology to consistently detect key dairy health challenges before symptoms appear.

For years, dairy farmers have developed and adjusted transition cow management protocols to elevate animal health and performance.

While largely successful, these efforts can be time consuming and labor intensive — and may end up taking cows away from their desired activities, like eating and resting, while the physical exams and other management activities are taking place. Additionally, cow response to treatment can be unclear with traditional physical exams.

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