A company in Israeli has come up with a technology, entitled Bull Connect, to detect swine flu and other animal diseases before they spread.
The revolutionary technology can distantly screen the health and condition of each pig in a herd.
According to Sharon Soustiel, CartaSense's chief operation officer, the system can detect illness and prompt isolation.
"With this technology, I can know in real time about any epidemic breakout, and I can monitor it and immediately isolate the area," the Jerusalem Post quoted Sharon as saying.
The Petah Tikva start-up had developed the technology to look over herds of cattle, but it has been accorded a renewed significance keeping in mind the recent outbreak of swine flu in Mexico since it can also be used to monitor pigs.
Sharon explained a sensor was put on every animal's ear that monitored its temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate and location.
Sharon said: "All of this physical information can give us in real time the information to know if the cattle is sick or not. We make a wireless network from all of the cattle."
The product is expected to hit the market in less than a year.