Intervention rankers

The overall aim of the cattle group is to develop tools which can support farmers and veterinarians in their decision-making on farm to prevent and control respiratory and intestinal diseases in calves (bovine respiratory disease (BRD) and neonatal calf diarrhea (NCD)). The working titles of the tools are (1) early warning tool, (2) purchase assistant, (3) intervention rankers, and (4) barometer, though some are closely related and could be connected in the future. 


The goal is to help farmers and veterinarians to identify which control or preventative measures have a beneficial impact on disease on an individual farm level. Currently three different subtools are in development: (a) calf alert system that provides herd specific results of key indicator related to calf health (with benchmarks), (b) combining sensor and diagnostic data to improve calf health, and (c) modelling of different scenarios to rank BRD interventions.