Using proven technology from the medical device industry, proprietary IP, and the expertise of internationally renowned scientists, veterinarians, and research organizations, our mission is to be the world's leading provider of highly sensitive and accurate tools for diagnosing and monitoring the health of livestock for producers and processors.
ASI develops, manufactures, and distributes innovative diagnostic devices and information technology designed to improve animal health within the world's livestock industry.
Initial Focus The first targeted livestock segment for ASI will be the dairy industry, with emphasis placed on early detection and treatment of mastitis, a bacteria-based inflammation of the mammary gland or glands in dairy cows. In the United States alone, the disease affects milk production, milk quality, retail shelf life, and dairy herd health. Billions of dollars are lost annually from lost productivity, discarded milk, veterinary treatments, premature culling, and animal mortality. In response to the need for early detection and treatment of mastitis, ASI is developing the ASI Dairy Health Diagnostic Systems, technology based on a “systems biology,” an approach that integrates the whole biological unit as a complete system. The ASI Systems will collect daily real-time data using a panel of diagnostic devices attached in-line during the milking process. Information is collected and delivered in a format that supports early and effective decision-making for producers responsible for milk quality, production efficiency, and dairy cow health.
Expectations of Dairy Consumers Today’s consumers are becoming more discriminating in their purchases of dairy products. These products must be flavorful, nutritious, wholesome, and pathogen-free. They must also have a low risk of antibiotic or other chemical residues, no taste defects, and good shelf life. Relatively recently, these end consumers have also become more interested in the welfare and health status of the animals and the working conditions on the dairies.
Impact on Dairy Producers and Processors These increasing expectations require the producer to feed the animals properly, house them in a clean and comfortable environment, handle cattle in a humane manner, implement programs to limit disease and promote health, institute proper milking procedures and handle milk properly post-harvest. Meeting these complex requirements requires sound dairy management, high milk production and healthy animals in order to produce economic advantages for the dairy producers. ASI will leverage leading-edge technology in sensors, data collection, and animal identification to provide enhanced tools for dairy herd management.
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