for dairy and beef cattle
The Moonsyst Smart Rumen Monitoring System collects real time information from inside cattle. This information enables farmers to accurately detect heats, monitor health conditions and ultimately improve productivity. The Moonsyst Smart Rumen Monitoring System is supported by cloud based software that can be accessed on a phone and PC.
The software uses artificial intelligence to predict health and heat events related to the animal. The more information collected the more accurate predictions become, helping the farmer with livestock management 24/7.
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
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.
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