Type: Book

Instant Insights: Sensor technologies in livestock monitoring


Dr Mark Trotter



Publication date:

21 June 2022

Length of book:

168 pages

ISBN-13: 9781801460538

Paperback - £37.99
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This collection features five peer-reviewed literature reviews on sensor technologies in livestock monitoring.

The first chapter considers the development of on-animal sensors as a means of monitoring an array of livestock species, as well as the challenges which arise with their deployment in commercial livestock management operations.

The second chapter reviews the utilisation of wearable technologies to monitor the welfare of poultry, including accelerometers. The chapter also considers the effects of these sensors on bird welfare and behaviour.

The third chapter provides a detailed overview of recent advances in techniques for monitoring dairy cow health and welfare. The chapter reviews the development of diagnostic tools and sensor technologies which enable automated, continuous monitoring of livestock.

The fourth chapter reviews the potential of precision livestock farming (PLF) technology to monitor dairy cattle welfare in line with the Five Domains framework. The chapter explores how PLF can positively impact each of the five domains: nutrition, environment, health, behaviour and mental state.

The final chapter reviews recent advances in technologies for monitoring key indicators of pig welfare by considering good feeding, good housing, good health and appropriate behaviour.

Table of contents

Chapter 1 - Developments in on-animal sensors for monitoring livestock: Mark Trotter, CQUniversity Institute for Future Farming Systems Australia; Derek Bailey, New Mexico State University, USA; Jamie Barwick, University of New England, Australia; Jaime Manning, Caitlin Evans, Diogo Costa, Elle Fogarty and Anita Chang, CQUniversity Institute for Future Farming Systems, Australia; 1 Introduction 2 Components of an on-animal sensor system 3 Form factor and deployment mode 4 Sensors 5 Energy management for on-animal sensors 6 Communication and data transfer 7 Data management, reduction and analysis 8 Applications of on-animal sensors 9 Future trends 10 References
Chapter 2 Poultry welfare monitoring: wearable technologies: Dana L. M. Campbell, CSIRO, Australia; and Marisa A. Erasmus, Purdue University, USA; 1 Introduction 2 Radio-frequency identification technology 3 Wearable sensors and accelerometers 4 Case study: outdoor stocking density in free-range laying hens 5 Conclusion 6 Future trends in research 7 Where to look for further information 8 References
Chapter 3 Advances in techniques for health monitoring/disease detection in dairy cattle: Michael Iwersen and Marc Drillich, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria; 1 Introduction 2 Shift in the veterinary profession 3 Information management systems 4 On-farm diagnostic tests 5 Electronic devices and precision livestock farming technologies 6 Case study: detecting subclinical ketosis in dairy cows 7 Conclusion and future trends in research 8 Where to look for further information 9 References
Chapter 4 Advances in precision livestock farming techniques for monitoring dairy cattle welfare: Henk Hogeveen and Mariska van der Voort, Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands; 1 Introduction 2 The five domains model for welfare assessment 3 The nutrition domain 4 The environment domain 5 The health domain 6 The behavior domain 7 The need for algorithms to monitor dairy cattle welfare 8 Conclusion 9 Where to look for further information 10 References
Chapter 5 Advances in technologies for monitoring pig welfare: Maciej Oczak, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria; Kristina Maschat, FFoQSI GmbH, Austria; and Johannes Baumgartner, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria; 1 Introduction 2 Good feeding 3 Good housing 4 Good health 5 Appropriate behaviour 6 Legal and ethical considerations 7 Sensor data management and modelling 8 Case study 9 Conclusion 10 Future trends in research 11 Where to look for further information 12 References