System features &
Plug & Play Installation | 24/7 Rumen Monitoring | Optimized for Phone, Tablet and PC | Realtime Access via Cloud Computing | 6+ years Battery Life | Maintenance free | Can integrate with other Farm Systems
HOW IT WORKS
The boluses are maintenance free devices, ready to use out of the box. The bolus is designed to be easily swallowed and will stay in the rumen (specifically reticulum) during the lifetime of the animal.
The Moonsyst Monitoring System collects data from the animal via a communication Gateway, to dedicated cloud based servers. Farmers can access their specific information anywhere, anytime via our Mooncloud software application.
Mooncloud will work for you 24/7, providing accurate information enabling you make the best decisions to maximise the efficiency of your farm.
SMART RUMEN BOLUS
The Rumen Bolus is a sensor that is orally administered by a farmer or a veterinarian, using a standard bolus gun. Once inserted, the bolus will remain in the rumen (specifically reticulum).
Each bolus has a unique ID that can be associated with the animal. The material of the bolus is an acid proof resin which protects the electronic parts and causes no harm inside the animal. The bolus is equipped with a battery that has a 6+ years life span.
The Smart Rumen Bolus is designed to capture animal activity, rumen temperature and movement. The bolus can be applied to animals of 350+ kgs. Once inserted into the animal, the bolus communicates with a Gateway, over a wide geographical area. The Gateway is a plug & play solution that is normally installed at a cattle barn.
Size of the bolus: 32mm diameter and 100mm length, the weight approx 200g
The Mooncloud has been designed based on farmers needs. The system helps to manage your animal’s health and lactation cycles. Mooncloud is going to be your newest colleague helping you optimise your herds management of health and outputs.
Mooncloud is software that can be accessed by a phone, tablet or PC anywhere, anytime. The software provides a dedicated location for livestock information. Through simple graphical visualisation of this information, actionable management decisions are presented to farmers, vets and feeding experts on the health, wellbeing, reproduction and nutrition at animal and herd level.
Mooncloud supports push notifications directly to the App and email, that helps improve the daily routine on the farm and work-life balance. The Mooncloud software will also alert the farmer of any changes to an animal’s rumen temperature or activity, such as changes in drinking habits.
The benefits of mooncloud and the smart rumen bolus
The operation of Mooncloud supports the process of calving, facilitates insemination and helps prevent diseases. Mooncloud will work for you 24/7, providing accurate information enabling you make the best decisions to maximise the efficiency of your farm. Specific areas where Mooncloud will help include:
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• Feeds into animal health monitoring
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MOONCLOUD IN USE
1. A Healthy Cow
Shown in the 2 graphs are information associated with a healthy cow over 25 days. The top graph shows rumen temperature with drops associated with water intakes. The lower graph reports activity levels during this time. The heats are alerted every 20 days, following a high activity period. The decreased body temperature shows the regular water intakes, which has a small decrease in the 2nd heat, which is quite normal.
MOONCLOUD IN USE
2. High Rumen Temperature
The Smart Rumen Monitoring System supports early detection of ruminant diseases such as mastitis and pneumonia. The increasing body temperature can be forecasting illnesses 4 days before the visible clinical symptoms appear. In both cases, early stage illness detection saves money, time, treatments and manpower. This is the point when Moonsyst and the Smart Rumen Monitoring System saves money and keeps the animal in good health. The ongoing measurement in the rumen enables early detection of diseases. By monitoring the rumen 24/7 the slightest changes are visible, that enables preventative actions. Early intervention typically doesn’t require antibiotics, therefore reducing veterinary bills and negative side effects.
MOONCLOUD IN USE
3. Calving and Related Challenges
After insemination the system will be your eye on the cow, monitoring the animal and alerting you before calving. The notification should help you to make sure that the delivery goes safe and sound.
An alert before calving shows up in Mooncloud and sends a push notification to your phone, allowing you prepare the cow for calving. The graph shows temperature and activity. The usual form of calving has the same significant drop in temperature and a shorter one in activity. After calving it is quite usual to see an increase in activity and it is important to see the cow’s first water intake. A few hours later the temperature goes back to normal.
Technology enhancing expert herdsmanship
understanding lactation and dry periods within mooncloud
Within the Mooncloud application, each cow’s specific status can be set. The length of these status periods can be tailored to a farm’s need. Shown below is an example of a cow’s yearly cycle.
Post calving the voluntary waiting period typically lasts two months, ending automatically in Mooncloud. Heat alerts (e.g. direct to phone) are then activated as part of the ‘Reproduction’ period, where possible heats are identified. If a confirmed ‘Insemination’ task is complete, the status of the cow will change automatically to ‘Inseminated’. Mooncloud will continue to monitor the cow for heat detection and generate a ‘Possible Open’ alert if a heat is detected post insemination. Following a positive pregnancy check(s), a task is generated to change the status of the cow to ‘Pregnant’. The system will continuously monitor the status of the cow and any health concerns alerted.
With a successful pregnancy roughly two months in advance of calving, Mooncloud will generate a ‘Drying Off’ task. Various ‘Calving’ alerts can then be generated, in accordance with the farm’s need. During calving, Mooncloud continues to monitor the cow’s health status pre and post the birth throughout this critical time.
FARMER INPUT TASKS
Tasks are automatically generated after an alert is confirmed. The confirmations are manual depending on your decision.
Simplifying your herd management, Mooncloud helps to manage your duties during the most important stages of the breeding process.
At reproduction period, a confirmed heat alert generates the insemination task.
• If insemination complete, confirm your cow to move the next stage of the lactation. (Inseminated).
Based on life periods and defaulted settings this task will appear a month after insemination to check your cow.
CHECK PREGNANT COW:
According to the settings, several days after the first pregnancy check there can be an additional alert to ensure pregnancy.
If all the previous tasks complete, the drying off task will show up two months before the estimated calving date.
Frequently asked questions
Here are some common questions about Moonsyst's system.
What do I need to do to set-up the system?
Boluses and Gateway arrive preconfigured, advanced user manual is available after request.
Can I use the boluses in grazing animals?
Yes. The boluses has a large memory capacity which can store the data for days. Also the gateways can communicate within the range of 400 meters. If you have any other specific question please contact the support team firstname.lastname@example.org.