Farm Health Guardian is a trailblazer for virtually mitigating disease spread and the devastating impacts on the livestock and poultry industry and those who work within it.
A word from Tim Nelson, President & CEO
“I have dedicated most of my career to livestock research. I created Farm Health Guardian in 2013 because I was tired of seeing animals suffer and die because of the speed of response to disease outbreaks hampered by an old paradigm of diagnose and treat. This cost livestock their lives and farmers their livelihoods and we can do better through observation and prevention.
The problem is that we don’t see disease on a farm until it’s too late. People and vehicles are the most significant carriers of disease pathogens. I believed that if it was possible to monitor these carriers, we could potentially track disease movement and predict spread and stop it before it gets out of hand.
All we needed was a way to track people that protected their privacy and was non-intrusive. Farm Health Guardian provides that solution.”
- What could the livestock and poultry industries learn from Covid-19?
A look at how public health agencies and governments attempted to manage the Covid-19 outbreak and how they might be applied in the livestock and poultry industries in attempting to mitigate disease spread.
- Could public health learn from the livestock and poultry sectors?
Public health agencies around the world could utilize a number of accepted ‘norms’ used by the livestock and poultry industries in disease management, particularly for the protection of vulnerable populations.