New options for remote animal health monitoring

WHILE livestock eartags and collars with GPS tracking capabilities have been available for several years, many of these devices are also now able to monitor an animal’s health status as well. Pamela Lawson, Kondinin Group looks at the latest developments in this space.

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Micro manage: A microchip is being commercially trialled that can monitor an animal’s temperature, heart and respiratory rates and activity levels. Photo: Pamela Lawson

AT A GLANCE:

  • Many GPS tracking devices used for locating livestock are now also capable of monitoring the health status of individual animals.
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