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Developments in thermal imaging techniques to assess livestock health

Code: 9781801463744
A. L. Schaefer and N. J. Cook, University of Alberta, Canada

Chapter synopsis: This chapter reviews the use of infrared thermography as a tool in precision livestock farming to assess livestock health. It assesses key challenges such as accounting to ambient environmental conditions as well as the development of infrared thermography technologies to address these challenges. The chapter includes a case study on the use of the technique to detect pre-clinical signs of bovine respiratory disease.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2021.0090.02
Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 The use of thermal imaging techniques to monitor animal health 3 Accounting for ambient conditions 4 The use of infrared thermography for animal health monitoring 5 The development of infrared thermography technologies 6 Improving diagnostic accuracy 7 Case study: using infrared thermography to identify bovine respiratory disease 8 Conclusions 9 Future trends in research 10 Where to look for further information 11 References

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