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.”
Starting today, pork and poultry producer networks can implement a proven animal health system that mitigates disease outbreaks quickly and effectively. After seven years of research and development, I am proud to present Farm Health Guardian to the marketplace and the advancements the technology will undoubtedly bring when it comes to safeguarding our industry and ensuring animal health and producer viability worldwide.
Real-time automated biosecurity monitoring has a place in data-driven management
On January 27, 2021, pigprogress.net featured an excellent article by Dr. Katharina Nielsen Dominiak from the University of Copenhagen in which she explains the tremendous opportunities that using real-time information presents to pig producers.
Technology ensures health of livestock, poultry
The negative economic effects of animal disease outbreaks are astounding. According to a gap analysis prepared by Synthesis Agri-Food Network for the National Farmed Animal Health and Welfare Council, avian influenza could cost the Canadian poultry industry more than $600 million in the province of British Columbia.
Put Up Your Hand. Take the Lead. But Don’t Forget to Listen. What it takes to bring new business ideas to life.
If there is one thing I’ve learned as an entrepreneur, it is to never be afraid to raise my hand and take the lead if I believe I can help solve a challenge. As long as the solutions are evidence-based, one’s role as a leader is not as scary as you might think.
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.