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.