smaXtec software

The smaXtec Messenger

The browser-based application smaXtec Messenger offers you a comprehensive overview of your cow and herd data. You can log in on any PC with your personal access data.

On this site you can find the following content:

  • Information about the structure of the smaXtec Messenger
  • Tips and tricks for using it, e.g. the dashboard or notification settings
  • Functional overview App & Messenger in comparison
The following functions only work in the smaXtec Messenger:
  • Add multiple animals at once using the data importer
  • Manage data shares (share data with others or accept data shares from others)
  • Set up and edit push and email notifications

smaXtec Messenger Dashboard

The smaXtec Messenger serves as an automatic notification tool for changes in the condition of your cows. By continuously collecting data, you always know the current health, reproductive and feeding status of your animals, wherever you are.
In this list you can see the total number of your animals and the number of lactating and dry cows. The graph below gives you an overview of the number of lactating and dry cows in the last year. This allows you to see how the number of each group has changed in relation over time.

The following possible action types are then listed:
  • Check health, incl. Suscpicious fresh cows
  • Insemination
  • Check for pregnancy
  • Dry-off
  • Calving

Once you click on one of the action types, a task list with more information will be opened. Each list can be searched by cow name and ear tag number. To take a closer look at the diagrams, you can also open them directly in this list.

Information about the measure types

Check Health: This list includes all animals that need your attention since they had a health alert within the last 24 hours. If you click on “Check health” you will get more information about the lactation day and the type of alarms that were sent in the last 24 or 48 hours.

Suspicious fresh cows: This list includes all animals with < 30 DIM that had a health alert within the last 48 hours.

Insemination:This list includes all animals in which oestrus has been detected within the last 36 hours and which should be inseminated. It provides you with information about the day of lactation, the cycle length since the last calving, the number of days since the last insemination, and the number of inseminations since the last calving. You can enter a performed insemination directly in the list.

Check for pregnancy: This list includes all animals that are 40 days post insemination and have no confirmed pregnancy. In this list you get an overview of the lactation day, the number of days since the last insemination and the number of days since the last heat. You can confirm a pregnancy directly in the list or enter that an animal is not pregnant.

Dry-off: This list includes all animals between 80 and 40 days prior to calving. The list gives you an overview of the day of lactation, the group and the remaining days until calving. If you have dried off the animal, you can confirm it directly in the list.

Calvings:This list includes all animals that are about to calve or show signs of imminent calving due to their expected calving date. The list gives you information about the day of lactation, the day the calving was detected and the expected calving date. You can confirm directly in the list if the calving has actually taken place.

Health status

This block includes all relevant health information of your herd. In the upper right corner you can select about which animals you want to receive information. The categories we preset are the following:
  • Total herd
  • 0 – 30 DIM
  • 30 – 150 DIM
  • >150 DIM
  • Heifers
  • First lactation
  • Second lactation
  • 3rd lactation

In the chart you can see which health alerts were sent this week (-7 days until today) and last week (-14 days to -7 days). If you hover over the icons with your mouse you will see the number of alerts in each category.

In the next section you will get an overview of the possible health alerts. The following information with the number of affected animals will be displayed:
  • Drinking status (includes all animals with drinking alarm within the last 24 hours)
  • Temperature increase (includes all animals, that had a temperature increase in the last 24 hours)
  • Temperature decrease (includes all animals that had a temperature decrease in the last 24 hours)
  • Drop in activity levels (includes all animals that showed a significant decrease activity in the last 24 hours)

Following blocks are additionally displayed when using certain products:
  • Risk of SARA (all animals noted to be at increased risk of acidosis within the past 24 hours) when using smaXtec pH Plus Boluses
  • Rumination decrease (all animals noted to have decreased rumination activity within the past 24 hours) when using smaXtec Classic Boli SX. 2
Here you get an overview of the fertility status of your animals. First you see a comparison of the reproductive status today and three months ago (number of open cows with DIM > 200, open cows with 200 > DIM > 100, open cows with 100 > DIM > 30, freshly lactating cows (DIM < 30), pregnant cows and cows without calving entry).

This is followed by a graph showing the average number of days between calving and conception, as well as calving and first insemination within the last few months.

Then again there are selectable categories that lead to a list with detailed information. Here is an overview of the categories and the animals they contain:
  • Fresh cows (DIM < 30)
  • Open cows, includes all animals with DIM > 30 that are not pregnant
  • Pregnant
  • Suspicious cycle, includes all animals with an oestrus interval less than 18 days or greater than 26 days
  • Not in heat, includes all animals with DIM greater than 50 that have not yet shown signs of oestrus
  • Conspicuous reproductive status, includes all animals with DIM greater than 200 that are not pregnant
Depending on the category, different information is displayed in the lists. Here is an overview of the possible information in alphabetical order:
  • inseminations since calving
  • health alerts (0-24h)
  • health alerts (24-48h)
  • group
  • day of lactation
  • days since last heat
  • days since last insemination
  • day of pregnancy
  • cycle length (days between heats, the most recent is in bold)

Messenger & App in comparison

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