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Can AI predict a dog’s personality?
A dog's personality and temperament is often a distinct factor in the creation of human-animal relationships. Favourable personality...
Smart farming vs traditional farming
In recent years, there has been a growing movement to adopt smart farming practices.
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Understanding feline pruritis from the pet owner’s perspective – Poster
This informative poster created by the vHive team, namely Georgina Cherry, showcasing the work on how social listening can be used to understand feline pruritis from the pet owner’s perspective.
How do pet microchips work?
The first step in understanding how a microchip works is understanding how it identifies your pet. Each chip has its own unique identifying pattern called aID, and this pattern is linked to the owner’s information in a database called a PIC (or Pet ID Card).
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
This is done through improving their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology, and skills which others have. KTPs exist to meet a care strategic need and identify innovative solutions which help businesses grow.
At the University of Exeter, the DIGIT Lab has been founded by Alan Brown, Professor in Digital Economy, and is an EPSRC Next Stage Digital Economy Research Centre backed by £12.4M in funding. DIGIT Lab is a programme helping to provide research insights, knowledge frameworks and practical techniques to accelerate digital transformation.
The “Ranch Livestock to Market” Programme
Good ranch management practice is essential if optimal livestock production, productivity and marketing are to be realised.
The Companion Animal Open Data Hackathon
The Veterinary Health Innovation Engine (vHive) at the Surrey Vet School has now closed their unique Companion Animal Open Data Hackathon with participation from partner organisation Open Data Soft, Zoetis, the University of Exeter, Virtual Recall and Medical Detection Dogs.
Health Innovation with the Internet of Things (IoT)
Internet of Things (IoT) refers to turning every-day items into interconnected objects through the internet. So that mundane objects, like your coffee cup, could be connected to a network of your other belongings and feed in data from several data points. With microchips and nanotechnology, every object can be digitised.
Artificial Intelligence Startups and Tools for Veterinarians
The veterinary and animal health industry is not shy of adopting new technologies. With tools for improving veterinary workflow to agri-tech solutions aimed at improving dairy yield; there are a lot of tools emerging with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning tools.
Role of Pets and Pet-Tech in Our Lives
Pets bring a lot of joy into an individual’s life. Most people think of their pets as members of the family.
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Artificial Intelligence in animal health and veterinary sciences
There’s a growing demand for the development and use of wearables, smart cameras and other sensors in animal health for pet animals and on farms. These devices generate a huge amount of data, which raises the potential for artificial intelligence (AI) using machine learning algorithms and real-time analysis.
Blockchain in One Health: Is there a match?
The term ‘Blockchain’ has taken the tech industry by storm in the last few years. Every industry is impressed by the benefits blockchain technology offers and are utilising it in their operations. Health is no different, and there is potential for the use of blockchain in animal health.
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The future of animal movement science?
For dogs, physical activity is one half of a healthy life; good rest being the other. We know many diseases and conditions manifest and affect normal patterns of physical activity and research is currently focused on teasing apart the idiosyncrasies and nuances. One of the most objective and unobtrusive ways of measuring physical activity is using accelerometers. Pet wearables are now a “thing” and these sometimes-fashionable gadgets do a great job of measuring daily patterns and intensity in an objective way.
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Innovation in animal health – what’s leading the pack?
There’s been drastic changes and improvements in the animal health space in the past year. These advances have had far-reaching implications on not only veterinary practices and research but also on the livestock industry and our understanding of animals as a whole.
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Digital Innovation – A Vet Student’s Perspective
As a vet student with a keen interest in all things tech, I was thrilled and intrigued when I heard about plans for a new venture in veterinary technology to be based at the University of Surrey.