An animal may be identified as having a possible health issue if there has been a change in its behaviour. If you have set up drafting for health, animals requiring a health check will appear in your draft list. We recommend checking all animals with possible health issues daily.

Check each animal using your normal methods e.g. visually check the animal, strip and test before milking, check feeding, check milk yield, check temperature, then record this against the animal record.

To view a list of animals with possible health issues using the mobile app:

  1. On the Dashboard, tap Health (last 24 hours).

  2. On the Health screen, a list of all animals with possible health issues in the last 24 hours will be displayed. The start of the abnormal behaviour is displayed with a Health Index %. The lower the health index percentage, the greater the change in behaviour.

  3. Tap on the Animal ID to see more detail about the animal's behaviour. Once you have checked the animal using your normal methods e.g. e.g. strip and test before milking, check feeding, check milk yield, check temperature, tap +Add event... to add a health event, including notes. This information is recorded in the animal's record.

To view a list of animals with possible health issues using the web app:

  1. From the Home screen, click on Health (last 24 hours).

  2. On the Health screen, all animals with possible health issues in the last 24 hours will be displayed. The start and duration of the abnormal behaviour is displayed with a Health Index %. The lower the health index percentage, the greater the change in behaviour.

  3. Click on the Animal ID to see more detail about the animal's behaviour.

  4. Once you have checked the animal using your normal methods e.g. strip and test before milking, check feeding, check milk yield, check temperature, mark the animal with Health issue or No Health issue and add notes. This information is recorded in the animal's record.

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