eCow has been retailing pH and temperature monitoring boluses to research institutes. However the farmBolus represents us making this technology available to farmers and vets for use in diet suitability studies and to understand the early stages of SARA.
Each farmBolus will provide 5 months of continuous pH and temperature monitoring per animal and data is recorded and stored on the bolus until it is interrogated by the handheld tablet computer and antenna combination. The farmBolus is the smallest and most reliable sensor available today and what’s more the animal need not change diet to administer the bolus.
Through a series of dairy farm trials in the first half of 2013 we have proven the ability of the bolus to diagnose SARA, understand the effect of diet changes on pH and therefore productivity and when husbandry changes might be necessary to maintain optimum rumen pH levels.



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