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Confirm BRD diagnosis in record time.
Improve your ability to confirm BRD at your feed yard. Make sure you are equipped with the Whisper Hospital technology. Whisper Hospital is a noninvasive tool specifically designed to not only confirm BRD, but also gauge its severity in eight seconds.
Precise BRD diagnosis.
Effective analysis of eight-second lung sound.
Objective measure of BRD severity.
Targeted and controlled use of antibiotics.
Overview of the Whisper Hospital System
How does it work?
LEARN HOW TO CONFIRM BRD DIAGNOSIS WITH AN EIGHT-SECOND LUNG SOUND.
Once the animal comes to the hospital pen and is in the chute, the Whisper Hospital system can be put to use. Proper placement of the stethoscope is vital. The stethoscope is placed on the right side of the chest, two inches back from the elbow and two inches up. This is the prime location for your device to get the most accurate reading.
The stethoscope is much like the device that your physician would place on your chest and back at your annual physical. What makes Whisper special is it captures the sounds from your animal’s chest, turns them into digital files and wirelessly sends those files to computer software that generates a score that reflects the severity of the BRD in that particular animal.
The numbers range from one to five. A score of one means the animal is relatively free of symptoms. A score of five reflects lung tissue that is severely compromised. Once you have a score, you have the confirmation you need to properly treat your animal. This valuable tool allows veterinarians to enhance their diagnosis; adding another dimension to diagnosis beyond visual recognition and taking the animal’s temperature.
The system is not simply dropped off on your doorstep. This program comes with full installation and personal training that will ensure your team has everything they need to confidently utilize the full user-friendly Whisper Hospital system. But the training doesn’t stop there. By using this technology, we are able to remotely monitor the system to make sure the technology is performing well and is being used properly.
Watch, first hand, how the Whisper system is used in the field.
Whisper Fast Facts
Read the facts about Whisper Veterinary Stethoscope and how it can benefit your operation.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
THE MOST COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT THE WHISPER HOSPITAL SYSTEM
These FAQs should answer most of your questions, but if there is something more you want to know, you can always contact us for more information.
What is Whisper Hospital?
This Bovine Respiratory Disease confirmation system uses an electronic stethoscope to capture lung sounds. Through computer-aided analytics, Whisper uses that sound reading to communicate the severity of the lung condition on a scale of one to five.
How does Whisper Hospital work?
The sensor head on the device listens to certain frequencies of sound generated by cattle lungs and determines the probability of mortality from the animal’s pneumonia condition. This information allows you to treat the animal according to its sickness level.
What should the distance be between the Whisper Hospital stethoscope and the receiver/transmitter?
The stethoscope and the receiver/transmitter that is plugged into the USB of the computer should be within 15 feet of each other for best performance. An extension USB cord is included to all for maximized positioning.
Where do I use Whisper Hospital?
Use this system in the feedyard hospital on animals pulled from the pen because the cattle displayed signs of BRD.
How much does Whisper Hospital cost?
The system is sold as a monthly subscription with free software updates according to the size of the feedyard capacity and occupancy. Contact your local Merck Animal Health rep to inquire about installing Whisper Hospital your feedlot hospital pen.