Purchase assistant

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 aim is to help farmers purchasing cattle to estimate the risk of introducing respiratory/intestinal pathogens (in concrete Salmonella Dublin, Mycoplasma bovis, Streptococcus agalactiae) into the herd and to prevent pathogens from spreading.