How to understand your dairy herd even better? The fact that smaXtec Boluses are able to measure the inner body temperature in the rumen was already revolutionary, but now we have succeeded in adding an additional parameter to our unique cow understanding system - rumination.
As a result, the system can now do even more and enables you to understand your animals even better. The direct measurement allows unique accuracy and reliability. The system is maintenance free and guarantees early detection, for which smaXtec is well known.
What makes the TruRumi ™ TECHNOLOGY so special?
The smaXtec Bolus measures rumination directly at its source - the reticulum. Only smaXtec can do that. The system thus guarantees unrivalled precision and informs you with unparalleled accuracy about the number and duration of contractions of the rumen. This unprecedented data, combined with information about inner body temperature and movement activity of the animals, enables you to gain even more knowledge about your herd and set a new standard in early detection on your farm. With the additional parameter rumination, you are able to make even better decisions - in health and feeding as well as in oestrus and calving.
But not everything is new, as before, you continue to benefit from the countless advantages of the smaXtec bolus technology compared to external measurement technologies. smaXtec measures inner body temperature, activity and rumination 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There is no tedious maintenance necessary. Furthermore, there is no risk of loss and injury due to the measurement position.
Even better health monitoring of your dairy cows guaranteed
Thanks to the continuous measurement of rumination, inner body temperature and movement activity, you can draw even more precise conclusions about diseases and their severity. This allows you to further improve animal health and welfare on your farm as well as production success. For example, due to the measurement of inner body temperature and rumination, you can detect E. Coli mastitis, which often has a severe, highly acute course, up to four days before external symptoms become visible. This allows you to intervene earlier and avoid a loss of the affected udder quarter or even the cow. Displaced abomasum can also be reliably detected at an early stage thanks to its unique combination of parameters. It often occurs when a reduction in both water absorption and rumination is evident – you get informed about both by the smaXtec system.
Detect calving at an early stage and always keep an eye on the period around calving
Based on the characteristic decrease in inner body temperature, the smaXtec system notifies you on average 15 hours before calving. In addition, rumination data enabled by the TruRumi™ technology provides you with information about the start of the calving process. Furthermore, you can observe your animals even more closely during the critical period around calving. This allows you to take necessary measures earlier if complications occur and save the life of your cow in an emergency. If a cow falls ill with milk fever shortly after birth, the inner body temperature, movement activity and rumination drop noticeably. The continuous measurement of these three parameters using smaXtec Boluses enables you to keep a close eye on your cows during the critical period around calving and to intervene immediately if problems arise.
Detect oestrus even more precisely with TruRumi T™
The change in rumination combined with movement activity enables even more precise detection of oestrus, as rumination activity decreases noticeably during the oestrus period. Together with the automatically generated insemination time window, you can optimise the insemination success and the reproduction figures on your farm significantly.
Improved feeding management with TruRumi T™ TECHNOLOGY
Thanks to the measurement of rumination directly in the rumen, smaXtec provides you with valuable information about feeding status of animals in different lactation phases. You can evaluate rations and detect problems in feeding management at an early stage. By adjusting feeding, you support your animals to achieve the best possible performance while ensuring animal health.
The smaXtec TruRumiT™ TECHNOLOGY sets a new standard in early detection on dairy farms. Thanks to the unique further development of the smaXtec system, you will receive even more comprehensive information on the health, reproduction and feeding status of your animals and thus understand them even better. You will be able to detect diseases even more precisely, heats even more accurately and problems during feeding even more reliably. At the same time, you save work and costs and have the certainty of always having everything in view.
Chris Howarth, Chief Sales Officer/Global Sales Director for smaXtec, is a regular attendee and supporter of the BCBC conference and is proud to sponsor the 2021 Virtual event.
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