Ambassador: Pep Peraire
Publication date: July 2019 | Theme: Health management
Challenges: Early warning of diseases and production
An app that monitors pig temperature is helping with early detection of hyperthermia, enabling this Spanish farm to manage disease outbreaks, provide treatments more effectively, reduce mortality and improve pig welfare. It also has potential to reduce vaccination failure rate as pigs with hyperthermia can have a compromised immune status.
The farmer, Pep Peraire, bought a Flir One infrared thermographic camera, connected to a compatible smart phone, and downloaded the Degree2act app which monitors temperature patterns. Using Degree2act on a daily basis can help farmers reduce antibiotic treatment costs by up to 50% through early detection of disease and individual care.
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