Equipment and Technology
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IDEXX Laboratories has introduced a digital cytology service that links veterinarians to over 100 clinical pathologists and enables them to receive results within two hours.
Patterson Veterinary has signed an exclusive partnership with software specialist GlobalVetLink (GVL) for the latter's veterinary management system.
New Brunswick-based start-up SomaDetect has received Can$3.9 million ($2.9 million) to pilot its automated dairy cow sensor technology across North America.
According to the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the current world population is expected to increase by two billion people over the next 30 years to 9.7 billion in 2050. To cope with the demand to feed this ever-increasing population, traditional methods of agriculture or customary animal husbandry practices need to undergo a smart change, writes technology consultant Dr Kishore Motwani.
Monitoring technology in the human health space has grown exponentially, with wearable activity tracker FitBit reporting revenues of $1.51 billion for 2018. Adoption of smart wearables is beginning to grow in the companion animal health market, while similar technology is being harnessed in the livestock space. Animal Pharm analyst Daniel Willis highlights key developments in this area during 2019.
Singapore-based start-up Biovalence Technologies claims it has achieved "a world first" in the treatment of feline leukemia virus (FeLV).
A prototype of a virtual reality (VR) headset tested in Russia has shown to improve the emotional mood of cows.
Merck Animal Health has continued to make acquisitions in the technology space, with its latest deal targeting an Icelandic fish counting expert.
Japan's leading animal health business has developed and launched its first platform in the area of digital technology.
A long-term study by animal health specialists will use sensors and artificial intelligence (AI) to aid sustainable livestock production.
Lallemand Animal Nutrition has signed an R&D agreement with French biotechnology firm Dendris.
Vetoquinol has secured an exclusive global license to fluorescence technology developed by Klox Technologies.
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