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  • Writer's pictureLev Mikulitski

Introducing D-SENSE: A Revolutionary Leap in Poultry Biosecurity.

In the ever-evolving landscape of poultry farming, biosecurity remains a critical challenge, compelling farmers to seek innovative solutions to protect their flocks. YieldX is at the forefront of this innovation with its commercial product, D-SENSE, which harnesses the power of smell to detect early anomalies indicative of disease — often days before visual symptoms become apparent. This cutting-edge technology not only promises to revolutionize disease management in poultry production but also significantly enhances operational efficiency and animal welfare.


Poultry Biosecurity - Illustration
Poultry Biosecurity - Illustration

Early Detection Through Advanced Technology


D-SENSE operates on a sophisticated neural network designed to identify the subtlest signs of infectious diseases such as Avian Influenza (AI), infectious bursal disease (IBD), coccidiosis, necrotic enteritis, and other harmful events. By proactively detecting these anomalies, D-SENSE provides poultry farmers with a crucial window to consult with veterinarians and implement preventive measures. This preemptive approach is vital for minimizing the spread of disease, preserving the health of the poultry, and preventing potential outbreaks.


Case Study: Broiler Farm in December 2023


A compelling testament to the effectiveness of D-SENSE is a recent study conducted on a broiler farm in the South of Israel, renowned for its battles with various poultry diseases. The farm, consisting of six houses and accommodating around 30,000 chicks each, integrated D-SENSE devices in three of these houses to monitor atmospheric and environmental data.


During the trial, D-SENSE technology demonstrated its ability to detect significant anomalies three days before an observed increase in mortality rates, particularly related to a Newcastle disease outbreak. This early warning allowed farm management to initiate preemptive measures that could potentially mitigate the impact of the outbreak.


The data collected revealed a significant correlation between detected anomalies and increased mortality rates, emphasizing the importance of timely detection. The predictive insights from D-SENSE not only aligned with subsequent rises in mortality but also highlighted the potential for predictive modeling to preemptively address and mitigate adverse events.


Notably, towards the end of the growth cycle, an increase in mortality was observed, which coincided with elevated anomaly indications detected three days prior by D-SENSE. This correlation underscores the predictive capability of the system, offering a foresight that is seldom achievable with traditional methods. Additionally, an outbreak of Newcastle disease in the vicinity, which also affected the farm, further validated the trends observed through the D-SENSE technology.


D-SENSE (Typical Installation)
D-SENSE (Typical Installation)

Impact and Future Prospects


The implementation of D-SENSE on this broiler farm not only enhanced the decision-making process regarding live performance but also established a new standard in disease detection and management. By providing real-time, actionable insights, D-SENSE empowers farmers to maintain a proactive stance in managing biosecurity threats, ultimately leading to healthier flocks and more sustainable operations.


As YieldX continues to refine and expand the capabilities of D-SENSE, the poultry industry can anticipate a new era of biosecurity management where early detection and prevention of diseases are not just ideals but everyday realities. This advancement is a cornerstone in the journey towards a disease-free production environment, ensuring the well-being of poultry worldwide and the sustainability of food systems.

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