"One of our pregnant cows got tipped on her side on the bedding pack and couldn’t get up. Although she wasn’t due for another week, the system sent me a calving alert because she had all the symptoms. Had it not been for this alert, it would have been another 6 to 7 hours before I found her." – Dan Lauderdale, USA
"Very early on, when we just installed the smaXtec system, it managed to pick up many cases of subclinical ketosis. Probably ourselves we would have not picked it up. But smaXtec helped us pick them up, we then treated the cow and get her back in-calf – probably a lot quicker than normal." – George Morgan, Wales, UK
Within just 10 days of using the boluses, one smaXtec customer was able to detect several cases of mastitis and metritis at an early stage in his cows. Due to the early detection and rapid measures, the farmer was able to completely forgo antibiotics when treating metritis. The cows recovered after a short time.
On ordinary days, this smaXtec customer receives 5-8 high temperature alerts. But suddenly he received 10 times as many, i.e. around 80 reports daily. At first the cause was unclear, but shortly afterwards it turned out that the animals had been treated with overdosed hoof care product in the milking carousel, which triggered the fever reports.
“The first thing smaXtec opened our eyes to is water pollution. We had a load of alerts. We actually thought it was a lack of water troughs in the shed. After adding more troughs, we still received multiple alerts. After carrying out different tests, we found out about the massive water pollution, we would have never seen without smaXtec." - Joe Gardiner, Ireland.