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SoundTalks named 2022 EuroTier Animal Welfare Award recipient


Throughout this week’s EuroTier in Hannover, Germany, a proprietary barn know-how from Boehringer Ingelheim was acknowledged for its larger animal welfare requirements. SoundTalks acquired the Animal Welfare Award, a further recognition to the product receiving a EuroTier Innovation Gold Award.

A system that repeatedly analyzes the respiratory well being standing of pigs throughout weaning and ending, SoundTalks’ displays are outfitted with six microphones, to register all noises within the pen and to tell apart coughing noises from different noises with assistance from an algorithm. For the reason that system data 24 hours a day, it is usually capable of register the depth of coughing in the course of the resting section, not like the producer, and may due to this fact detect coughing as much as 5 days earlier.

In an interview with Feedstuffs Editor Sarah Muirhead Wednesday, Susan Schryver, head of manufacturing animal at Boehringer Ingelheim, identified that human remark will be extremely subjective and does go away room for error, whereas SoundTalks can determine coughing considerations objectively and in actual time.

An unbiased professional jury appointed by the DLG (German Agricultural Society) stated the product “impressively exhibits how digital applied sciences are capable of help farmers of their each day work within the sty, within the sense of animal welfare and animal well being. It meets the necessities of a better commonplace of animal welfare, particularly the optimistic promotion of animal well being, to a very excessive diploma.”

In October, Boehringer Ingelheim launched the know-how to the U.S. swine market. Along with animal welfare and labor-saving advantages, SoundTalks ensures entry to goal and steady respiratory well being information and helps producers seize confirmed ROI by way of early intervention and elevated pig efficiency. Latest analysis has proven that early detection of respiratory illness with SoundTalks can result in elevated common each day achieve, decreases in particular person remedies and an ROI of 4.27 with a spread of two.5-7.9.

“SoundTalks presents an additional set of ears within the barn to not solely obtain early detection of respiratory illness, but additionally robotically ship real-time well being alerts to key workforce members, permitting for sooner and simpler therapy,” stated Jens Kjaer, DVM, senior affiliate director of Built-in Well being Administration for Swine at Boehringer Ingelheim.  

References 
D. Polson, C. Alonso. Financial evaluation of a sound-based precision livestock farming software (SoundTalks) primarily based on timing of intervention after a twin Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae and PRRS virus seeder problem in pigs. Allen D. Leman Swine Conf. 2022
C. Alonso, A. Ghysen, S.J. Figueras, et al. Utilizing SoundTalks actual time respiratory well being standing monitoring to enhance grow-finish manufacturing efficiency. ESPHM 2022 
A. Spronk, D. Polson, S. Playter. Area utility of cough monitor know-how: A swine practitioner’s perspective.  

 

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