PetDialog+ is the next generation of pet wellness monitors by Zoetis Centre for Digital Innovation. It is a small, non-invasive accelerometer that is worn on the collar, acting as more than just an activity monitor to establish a dog’s behavioural rhythms.
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. In every corner of the world, there is a startup or a multinational […]
Pets bring a lot of joy into an individual’s life. Most people think of their pets as members of the family. A study showed that when people pet their own dogs, they experience a significant spike in serotonin – a feel good chemical – leading to positive hormonal changes. Pets play an important role in […]
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. Check out PetDialog+ from Zoeties – a dog […]
vHive announces Batch Block, a startup fighting counterfeit drugs and improving drug traceability using Blockchain technology. Speaking at the 5th International One Health Congress in Saskatoon, Canada, Professor Alasdair “Alex” Cook announced Batch Block, a British startup leveraging the features of Blockchain and distributed ledgers to fight against the counterfeiting of pharmaceutical drugs and to […]
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. Blockchain is a distributed ledger (a distributed […]
Diagnostic laboratories in developing nations are often tight strapped in their medical budgets and remotely located on fields and farms, unable to hold large medical equipment. To offer a solution, Dr Abel Ekiri of vHive looked at the ioLight pocket microscope, developed by a British company, to see how it performs in such scenarios.
With vHive continuing to expand, we’re pleased to welcome our newest member of the team – Impact Manager, Muhammad Ali Ishaq. Ali brings to us a diverse experience in web technologies and digital marketing. As he takes on his brand new role, let’s get to know him better. Who are you? I’m Ali, a tech […]
Who are you? I’m Abel Ekiri. I recently joined vHive’s ALPHA project as a Research Fellow in Epidemiology. ALPHA project is a collaborative initiative between the University of Surrey and Zoetis working to advance livestock health and productivity in local communities in Sub-Saharan Africa. What’s your personal philosophy? Treat others the way you would like […]
Pet Wearables are now a Thing! 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 […]