Project to reduce antibiotic resistance
New project in Dianova will give rapid diagnosis and recommendation for treatment of mastitis during milking
An innovative and ambitious project between research, practical knowledge and commercialization will result in less and correct use of antibiotics in the milking parlor on dairy farms. The platform for the project will be based on existing data on the cow (e.g. cell count) and farm, real-time data (e.g. weather information) and actual bacteria data from the new diagnostic kit. The goal is that the farmer will receive treatment recommendations in an App based on all these data combined with national guidelines on antibiotics.
AI and value of big data
Dianova will construct the data exchange platform and integration of data from multiple sources. All data will play an important and valuable part of the project and will in time give new knowledge on prevention and treatment of mastitis.
Taking a pregnancy test is easy
The ultimate goal is that it will be easy for the milking staff to test the cow for infection in the udder – just as easy as peeing on a pregnancy test.
Ambitious project with support from Landbrugsstyrelsen (GUDP)
The 12 mill DKK project has received support from GUDP (Danish Agricultural Agency) and involves partners like SEGES, DTU Bioengineering, DTU Compute and Diagnostic Center DTU.
2 years is ambitious for a project like this, but the aim is to give value for Danish dairy farmers as soon as possible, and a number of farms will participate in testing and evaluation of the system. This will ensure constant design input and result in a system that works in real life on the farms.
Let’s go worldwide with digital cows
In the future it will be possible for farmers outside Denmark to benefit from the knowledge and data gathered in the project. A digital cow developed from the results and data of the project, will replace the need for a National Cattle Database and allow these farmers to use the diagnostic kit, and by comparing their herd and the tested cow up against the digital cow receive advice on how to treat mastitis in the App.