Throughout 2018 Connecterra did an insightful trial on two European dairy farms that showed hugely successful results in the reduction of antibiotic usage on dairy cows. The goal was to demonstrate that the approach of using AI and cloud computing to support dairy farm management works.
To track animal health, Connecterra looked at the number of days cows were treated with antibiotics. The groups for which the farmers got cow health insights via IDA – the Intelligent Dairy farmer’s Assistant based on Artificial Intelligence – recover two to four times faster than those not fitted with IDA. Since the farmer got early health warning for IDA cows, these cows were diagnosed sooner, and treatment started earlier. As a consequence, far fewer antibiotics were used as a result of this.
Extract from Connecterra blog