One in every three cows is affected by subclinical ketosis, a disorder that is caused by a negative energy balance after calving. The cost per sick cow can be as high as USD 290¹. Nedap CowControl registers the first signs of the disorder before you become aware of them, making prompt intervention possible.
Lactating cows will generally receive the most attention on your farm. Which is logical, since they are the source of your income. But did you know that 80 percent of health problems on dairy farms occur during the transition period? At the same time, you probably are less aware of the health status of dry cows. These cows are not being milked, are not in a health protocol and are kept in pens where your staff spends less time. Nedap CowControl is thus an indispensable tool for this phase of lactation.
Early detection with Nedap CowControl
The SmartTag is located on the cow’s neck and provides measurements, 24 hours a day, of three things that are particularly important for the detection of subclinical ketosis: eating time, rumination time and inactive time (when a cow is neither eating nor ruminating). This measuring of the duration of individual behaviour is unique. Research shows that cows suffering from subclinical ketosis after calving eat and ruminate less during the dry period.