When dairy animals have mastitis, their udders show heat and swelling in specific patterns. EIO identifies these signals 2-4 days before physical symptoms in the udder or milk.
EIO Diagnostics’ FirstLook Mastitis system uses a multispectral sensor installed at the entrance of the milk parlor to capture an image of the udder as the animal enters. Data from those images is processed through machine learning to identify early indicators of infection.
The sensitivity of the sensors, and ability of the algorithms to identify patterns means the FirstLook Mastitis system can identify subclinical and early-stage mastitis 2-4 days before a person would see physical signs in the udder or the milk. Finding infected animals earlier means they can be pulled from production and treated sooner.