AHV supports livestock and dairy farmers. With our innovative quorum sensing solutions and through tailor-made advice and services, we optimise animal health together with you. In this way, together we improve the profitability of your business.
AHV offers a hands-on approach to maximise efficiency when adopting our solutions range and animal health concept. To achieve each individual farmer’s animal health goals, we work with the entire industry to collect data, analyse solution options, recommend a tailored plan, provide implementation support and follow-up to ensure success.
- Access to our advice, guidance, and support at no additional charge.
- Personal and expert support; our team of animal health advisors, are available to answer all your questions.
- Free additional in-depth veterinary data-driven analysis and consult.
- Together we work on optimal animal health and service. In this context, we focus on two-way, transparent communication.
- Tailored guidance and training for the correct, proactive use of AHV Solutions for optimal results in, for example, milk quality (fat, protein, lactose), longevity, production and yields, and more.
- Training in, e.g. analyzing milk control records, to identify challenges proactively.
- Opportunities to actively take part in the AHV CommUNITY & Innovation Program; sharing experiences and learning curve courses with other farmers through a variety of platforms, such as workshops and study clubs, facilitated or initiated by AHV.
ANIMAL HEALTH VISION CONCEPT
Our elite team of problem solvers consists of veterinarians and microbiologists who develop innovative solutions based on quorum sensing science.
To ensure optimal efficacy of our solutions, our team of farm advisors are trained extensively and supported by our technical team of veterinarians, nutritionists, and researchers.
Our advice is individually tailored to the unique animal health challenges of each farm, resulting in a practical approach and recommendations for the right solutions.
At AHV we take the triple bottom line approach: Transformative animal health, enhanced farm profitability, and progressive environmental stewardship for future generations.
QUORUM SENSING (QS)
When specific bacteria are present in small numbers, their signal molecules are strongly diluted, making performing actions inefficient (Bassler, 2009).
However, when there is a high population density, the signal molecule concentration becomes so high that they regularly bind to receptors on similar bacterial cells (Bassler, 2009).
This way the group knows that an action or attack can be carried out effectively, and can coordinate accordingly (Reading et al., 2005).
An example of this is the coordination of certain bacteria on the teeth, which allows them to form plaque, or in the body, which is called biofilm.