Poultry farmers and backyard flock keepers are being given a helping hand in their battle against avian influenza in the form of a new, free app.
The app is designed to improve disease reporting and tracking to help limit the spread of disease. It comes as the UK government continues to impose strict rules amid the worst bird flu outbreak.
The Livetec Systems App empowers early detection and quick response to animal health issues with a wealth of intuitive, practical features, including real-time outbreak notifications and reporting.
The real-time outbreak notifications alert farmers if their business is located within an identified outbreak zone and provide guidance on the measures to be taken immediately to protect their flocks.
Outbreak reporting is also simplified, and the built-in reporting tool enables any poultry keeper identifying suspicious symptoms to use the app to quickly and compliantly alert relevant authorities, helping to prevent further spread.
It also includes disease outbreak monitoring, giving users visibility to the national outbreak status, so they can see the location of their property and the proximity to current outbreaks and the zones around them.
Gordon Samet, Livetec Systems commercial director, said: “Preparedness is key to protecting poultry. The Livetec Systems App has been created to help farmers and backyard keepers to avoid unnecessary expenses, prevent disease outbreaks, and protect their birds, revenue streams and reputation.
“With avian influenza becoming harder to stem and cases continuing way past the traditional window, it’s more important than ever to stay on top of disease management. Downloading the app delivers real-time updates on avian influenza outbreaks directly to the palm of the hand, makes it easy to report suspicious symptoms and simplifies the task of knowing what to do should bird keepers be caught in a disease zone.”
The app is available to download for free on the App Store (Apple) and Google Play (Android).