Predictive and Monitoring

The ‘Digital Revolution’ in animal health is facilitating new breakthroughs in the management of animal health

Predictive and monitoring technologies are a key part of a holistic suite of digital animal health innovations, including diagnostics, that work in concert with one another to anticipate how an animal’s health will evolve, allow for preventative or proactive action, and facilitate rapid treatment when necessary.

Digital monitoring technologies such as smart sensors, ear tags, sound detection and thermal imaging allow animal caretakers to track vital signs and watch for the earliest signs of disease, ill-health, fertility or other health changes.

This information can then feed into databases that compiles monitoring data across countless animals throughout their lifecycle. This allows for pattern analysis that can discover new, early signs of changes in health and power new tools that predict these changes before they actual occur.

These predictive technologies offer a reliable assessment of whether an animal is at high-risk of illness, already infected or entering a health state such as pregnancy or heat. This is invaluable information that allows for effective preventative health plans.

Predictive and monitoring technologies, in concert with tools like digital diagnostics, represent an emerging and transformative area of veterinary care. With the right digital infrastructure and regulations in place, the potential benefits to global issues like sustainability, food security and AMR are enormous.

Quick facts

Monitoring technologies offer real-time, 24/7 tracking of animals to detect changes in health that may be imperceptible to the human eye or ear. This can be particularly valuable in pets where subtle changes can often go unnoticed.

Predictive technologies use artificial intelligence to analyze health data across countless animals, helping identify new, early indicators of disease

Anticipating changes in livestock health before an outbreak occurs helps reduce the resources needed to raise and maintain animals. Anticipating changes in a pet’s health can reduce the need for costly interventions later, while also reducing the risk of zoonoses in the home.

Identifying individual animals at risk of infection can prevent the need for antibiotic treatments, while healthier animals have a lower environmental footprint.

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