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ThermalAid - A Smartphone App to Aid in the Detection of Heat Stress in Livestock

The current invention, from researchers at the University of Missouri, is a smart phone application that combines weather and animal information to identify heat stress in livestock and make decisions to animal welfare during the summer months. This application can be utilized at three levels depending on the specific needs. Weather information from a locality can be used to project a general level of heat stress. At the next level, the producer can enter herd information and a new index will be produced. Finally, the user can enter thermal stress information for specific animals. Additionally, the information gathered can be sent to a university web site, where it is logged to provide additional help and suggestions.

POTENTIAL AREAS OF APPLICATION
-Global livestock farmers in developed and third-world countries.
-Geographical areas with animals susceptible to heat stress.

MAIN ADVANTAGES OF INVENTION
-First application of its kind.
-International collaboration of livestock specialists
-User friendly application for a smart phone.
-Guided instruction and feedback.

STATE OF DEVELOPMENT
-Prototype

Additional Details

Owner

University of Missouri - Columbia

Intellectual Property Protection

Pending Patent



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