The Veterinary Sperm Reporter (VSR) and The BullApp are now available – a novel and bespoke fertility evaluation and reporting software system, comprising a cloud database, a mobile app and report generator to use when semen testing bulls.
We have published a new guide to accompany the VSR and The BullApp to aid use of the app throughout bull testing season.
Available on both Android and iOS devices (mobiles and tablets), the VSR & The BullApp were founded and developed by Roger Cunningham (North Park Vets, Devon) in association with MerlinVet UK, in particular David Taylor & Robert Anderson.
The equipment was trialled at the Bull Fertility Testing Training Day at Bassendean Farm at the end of April, which we discussed here – while the sperm collection was facilitated safely and effectively through the Pulsator V, the most advanced electronic bull ejaculator available, the data was input via The BullApp, including scrotal measurements and sperm analysis.
The BullApp package contains the Veterinary Sperm Reporter (VSR) supported by a cloud database and certificate generator, while the app itself features touch screen drop-down lists, photo/video uploads and a ‘morpho counter’ to complete morphology counts.
Aims of the app:
- Facilitate recording of all your bull evaluation information simply and intuitively using The BullApp on a mobile device
- Upload videos & photos
- Reduce time spent on administration
- Facilitate morphology counting, recording and presentation of results via the touch screen counter
- Input by drop-down lists & sliders so minimal typing is required
- Automatically generate a customised certificate based around current BCVA format, which can be downloaded, printed, or uploaded into your practice PMS.
- Record & store data in the cloud VSR database (data can be recorded offline first & the device will sync when WiFi is available)
The software is currently going through external testing and is performing extremely well with the system ready to roll out to practices, while the app is due to contain an in-built issue reporting mechanism to ensure continual improvement in the app’s operation.
Pricing & Further Information
The complete package of The BullApp, VSR database, cloud storage and support will be priced via an annual practice fee of £100 (up to 30% multi-practice discount available) with an evaluation fee of £3.00 – £4.00 depending on the bundle purchased.
The app is available as a Freemium download, allowing users to try all of the features. Full access will require practice registration.
A similar parallel app is planned for recording ram testing, which we will announce in due course.
A word from the Founder of VSR and The BullApp, Roger Cunningham:
“The idea for The BullApp came from the frustration of mislaying bits of paper, filling out numerous repetitive forms, missing deadlines for handing certificates to farmers, forgetting to put the data into a spreadsheet for auditing etc… BCVA Congress 2021 was the first opportunity to demo a working prototype and gather some feedback, which was all extremely positive. The whole system has now been used by some selected practices and their feedback incorporated into updates.”
Our guide showcases all the aims of the app, how the app is used, pricing and future developments. View the full guide here.
Visit The BullApp website to find out more information.
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