PRECISION ANIMAL CARE

WHEN RECEIVING CALVES AT MEDIUM
TO HIGH RISK OF DEVELOPING BRD
(BOVINE RESPIRATORY DISEASE).


Precision BRD Control with
WHISPER® On ARRIVAL

Our new precision technology identifies calves that are likely to respond to antimicrobial therapy for BRD control while leaving the remaining population untreated.

SIMPLE “TREAT” OR “DO NOT TREAT” OUTCOME

Easily identify calves likely to respond to antimicrobial treatment while leaving the remaining population untreated.

REDUCE OVERALL USE OF ANTIMICROBIALS

Maintain the benefits of conventional BRD control programs.

MOST COMPLETE EXAM FOR BRD CONTROL

Calculate each animal’s risk of developing BRD using lung sound, heart sound, rectal temperature and animal weight.

PREDICTIVE ALGORITHM

Predicts which animals will and will not benefit from an antimicrobial injection for the control of BRD on arrival.

Precision BRD Control with
WHISPER® On ARRIVAL

Our new precision technology identifies calves that are likely
to respond to antimicrobial therapy for BRD control while
leaving the remaining population untreated.

How does it work?

PLACEMENT

Once the animal is in the chute, the Whisper On Arrival veterinary device can be put to use. Place the device behind the elbow, on the right side of the chest. This is the optimal location for your device to get the most accurate reading.

CAPTURE

The veterinary device works in conjunction with a wireless-based application that is installed and run on a chute-side tablet computer. Individual animal body weight and rectal temperature are entered by the operator in the tablet and the thoracic (i.e. chest) sound data is captured by the device and transmitted to the tablet.

OUTCOME

A machine-learning algorithm utilizes the data to predict the risk of Bovine Respiratory Disease for each animal and provide the user with a BRD antimicrobial control decision: “Treat” or “Do Not Treat”.

MAINTENANCE

Maintaining the cleanliness of the device will help ensure optimal performance, functionality and will extend the life of the equipment. Simply use water from a hose or a faucet to rinse off the handle, the padded shaft and the head to remove all dirt from the device.

INSTALLATION

The device is not simply dropped off on your doorstep. This program comes with full installation and personal training that will ensure your team has everything that need to confidently utilize the full user-friendly Whisper On Arrival device. But the training doesn’t stop there. By using this technology, we are able to remotely monitor the system to make sure that technology is performing well and is being used properly.

Ask your local Merck Animal Health rep or Allflex rep how you can purchase Whisper On Arrival.