KoeAlert: identify cows needing extra attention Assurance of supply of milk from healthy cows

Based on the EU Hygiene Regulation 853, the dairy farmer is responsible for supplying milk coming from healthy cows. KoeAlert has been developed in order to demonstrate that the dairy farmer has the proper knowledge to identify cows needing extra attention and to separate the milk of these cows.

The EU Controls Regulation 854, which will be replaced by the Official Controls Regulation OCR 2017/625 on 14 December 2019, requires that a certified veterinarian inspects dairy farms for compliance with the requirements of EU Hygiene Regulation 853. For this the KoeAlert veterinarian checks at least 1x per year if the dairy farmer really identifies cows needing extra attention and demonstratively separates the milk of these cows.

KoeAlert provides insight into the identification of cows needing extra attention in a well-structured way. KoeAlert makes sure that milk of cows needing extra attention is not supplied to and not processed by any food company. Milk must come from a cow that does not show any symptoms of infectious diseases communicable to humans through milk; that is in a good general state of health, presents not any signs of diseases that might result in the contamination of milk (internal from the cow itself of external) and is not suffering from any disorder of the genital tract with discharge, enteritis with diarrhoea and fever or a visible inflammation of the udder; and of which the waiting time of administered medicines has not expired yet.