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“Using DVM Systems’ TempTrack®, DVM health alerts identified six times as many mastitis and seven times as many metritis events than the control group.”
(Dr. Noa Roman-Muniz, PhD, Dairy Professor, Colorado State University, Journal of Dairy Science 2013).
“Within just the first couple weeks of using our TempTrack® system we found 10 cows with pneumonia and 6 with sub-clinical mastitis that we would not have otherwise found, potentially saving animals we could have lost and certainly preventing a significant loss in milk production. We now look at the animals listed on our Health Alerts report first thing every morning, TempTrack® helps us to identify sick cows more quickly and easier than before”.
Jerod Henrickson runs Bella Holsteins, a dairy farm boasting 5,300 cattle in Platteville, and he uses DVM Systems technology to detect illnesses in his cows. The newest offering from Greeley-based DVM – called TempTrack Plus – will help him determine when he can breed his cows. He believes DVM’s technology can help him reduce the amount of money he spends on hormones – about $8,000 a month – to induce ovulation in its cows. “It’s extreme right now,” he said. “If we can take that down to a minimal level and do everything naturally, I think there’s a huge cost advantage.”
“This tool allows us to look at different issues relating to a cow’s daily activities. The key is to help people with the dynamics of various aspects of a dairy cow and how to respond quickly to any health problem that might arise. Mastitis and respiratory problems are main health problems dairy producers face, he said, and reacting to them more quickly results in a healthier cow. The animal’s temperature is an early indication of problems, so that’s vital. At the same time, it is also an indicator when a cow may be ready for breeding.”
Head of Animal Sciences Department
Colorado State University
“Yesterday, the DVM Systems’ alerts brought to my attention two cases of pneumonia that would have been very difficult to identify without the temperature alert. As a result, we were able to take action much sooner than previously possible, thus reducing cost and recovery time, and helping to maintain our milk production. On the same day, we also uncovered two cases of mastitis using the DVM system.”
General Manager – Shelton Dairy
“The DVM system allows me to easily identify cows that are potentially at risk. Combining the automatic alerts with an aggressive fresh cow program is the best way to assure illness is caught early and treated promptly. This approach has been shown to reduce severity of illness, lower drug use and improve overall herd health.”
Grover Castro, DVM Bolivia
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