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1. (WO2018104436) A LIVESTOCK ANIMAL MONITORING DEVICE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/104436    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/081796
Publication Date: Fri Jun 15 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Dec 08 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A61B 5/00
A01K 11/00
A61D 17/00
Applicants: OUTSOURCE TECHNICAL CONCEPTS LIMITED
Inventors: HEALY, Denis
Title: A LIVESTOCK ANIMAL MONITORING DEVICE
Abstract:
A livestock animal monitoring device (1) has a temperature probe stem (3) for insertion in an ear canal (EC), and including a thermistor temperature sensor (54). At its other end the device (1) has a stud (40, 48) fastener for attachment to an animal's ear lobe tissue. A housing (2) is connected between the fastener and the probe stem (3) so that the device is retained by the fastener on ear lobe tissue and insertion of the probe stem in an animal ear canal in use. The housing contains a signal processing circuit (57) connected to the temperature sensor (54) and a wireless communication circuit (57) linked to the signal processing circuit for wireless upload of temperature data to a host. The fastener (40, 48) is connected to the housing (2) by an adjustable longitudinal support (5) which sets distance between the fastener and the probe stem, to suit the animal.