SmaXtec Introduces Artificial Intelligence To Support Dairy Herd Health Management


Source: smaXtec news release

smaXtec, the most advanced health system preventing diseases in dairy cows, today announced the launch of new artificial intelligence capabilities with the introduction of TruAdvice technology.

Powered by artificial intelligence, TruAdvice enables dairy farmers to harness the full power of data, thanks to high-quality statistics and extensive analysis from research institutions, veterinarians and industry experts. Based on the learnings from hundreds of thousands of cases worldwide, TruAdvice provides a highly accurate probability measurement of mastitis to the farmer.

“We are excited to take advantage of smaXtec’s new artificial intelligence features to act even more proactively,” said Amber Horn, manager of over 1,800 milking cows at Hornstead Dairy in Wisconsin. “smaXtec was already great in providing real-time health monitoring, but with their TruAdvice technology, I get an alert that identifies mastitis as the suspected problem for a specific cow.”

The cutting-edge technology utilizes a highly intelligent system that autonomously learns and adapts over time, helping farmers interpret data more efficiently to increase the indication and treatment of mastitis in dairy cows. Mastitis is one of the most common and costliest diseases on dairy farms and the first available to be indicated with TruAdvice.

“With the addition of the smaXtec system, we’ve been relying on the temperature alerts to strategically implement supportive therapies like anti-inflammatories and drenches to support the recovery process and reduce the use of antibiotics,” said Eric Weaver, a dairy farmer and influencer from the popular YouTube channel, 10th Generation Dairyman. “We can’t wait to use smaXtec’s latest artificial intelligence capabilities to enhance our farm’s productivity.”

TruAdvice will add value in aiding less experienced staff to maintain optimal care of cows, and therefore a faster recovery, by delivering actionable recommendations for addressing mastitis cases. This further supports the challenge many farming operations face with finding experienced labor.

“We’re driven by a commitment to revolutionize the way agricultural technologies impact the lives of both cows and dairy farmers, and we expect expect the indication of a suspected mastitis and its prevention to be the first of many applications compatible with TruAdvice technology,” said Stefan Scherer, CEO of smaXtec. “Artificial intelligence is already common practice in other industries, and we are proud to again be at the forefront of dairy innovation.”

As a renowned leader in cow health monitoring, smaXtec has consistently pushed the boundaries of innovation. This latest milestone marks a significant step in the company’s journey to reshape the world view towards herd health management.

Earlier this year, smaXtec introduced “level zero,” a significant breakthrough in veterinary medicine helping farmers detect mastitis in cows earlier and more accurately. Due to the highly precise measurement of inner body temperature by the smaXtec bolus, smaXtec discovered a temperature pattern that directly correlates to the emergence of mastitis.

By offering a solution that streamlines data management and empowers dairy farmers to take charge of their herd’s health, smaXtec is pushing the boundaries of what is possible with artificial intelligence-driven innovation in dairy operations.

For more information about TruAdvice’s early disease indication and how smaXtec is helping future-proof dairy operations, please visit

*The services offered by smaXtec do not replace medical diagnoses, medical examinations or treatments of animals. smaXtec does not assume any liability for the detection of diseases or the health management of the herd. Furthermore, smaXtec assumes no liability for the accuracy or interpretation of the measurement results obtained. The user is solely liable for any actions or measures taken as a result of the measurement results. smaXtec excludes all and any liability that could arise in connection with the herd management.

About smaXtec

We offer professional dairy producers the most technologically advanced health system aimed at preventing diseases in dairy cows. As a result, producers achieve consistent high milk yields, reduce the use of antibiotics many times over and significantly increase animal welfare. Through 24/7 monitoring and optimization of time-consuming daily tasks, the entire work process on dairy operations can be made more efficient. In this way, we make an important contribution to the stability and profitability of dairy production worldwide.