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An Automatic Head Surface Temperature Extraction Method for Top-View Thermal Image with Individual Broiler

Xingguo Xiong, Mingzhou Lu, Weizhong Yang, Guanghui Duan, Qingyan Yuan, Mingxia Shen, Tomas Norton, Daniel Berckmans
2019 Sensors  
An algorithm was developed to extract head surface temperature automatically from the top-view broiler thermal image.  ...  Head surface temperature extracted by the presented algorithm lays a foundation for the development of an automatic system for febrile broiler identification.  ...  ., LTD.) in the setup and implementation of the wireless wearable sensor based broiler under-wing temperature monitoring system. Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s19235286 pmid:31801282 pmcid:PMC6929031 fatcat:zfp6m66dj5cahjjj4rwtcgwhqi

Recording behaviour of indoor-housed farm animals automatically using machine vision technology: A systematic review

Kaitlin Wurtz, Irene Camerlink, Richard B. D'Eath, Alberto Peña Fernández, Tomas Norton, Juan Steibel, Janice Siegford, Didier Raboisson
2019 PLoS ONE  
The aim of this review is to provide a systematic overview of the advances that have occurred in automated, high throughput image detection of farm animal behavioural traits with welfare and production  ...  Most studies utilized standard digital colour video cameras for data collection, with increasing use of 3D cameras in papers published after 2013.  ...  Acknowledgments We thank Dong Liu for his contribution to the collection of references, and Dr. Simon Turner for his thoughtful comments and suggestions on an early version of this manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0226669 pmid:31869364 fatcat:6kvu7tnhavaq5l24vj6voa34iy

Thermal Image Scanning for the Early Detection of Fever Induced by Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus Infection in Chickens and Ducks and Its Application in Farms

Jin-Yong Noh, Kyu-Jik Kim, Sun-Hak Lee, Jun-Beom Kim, Deok-Hwan Kim, Sungsu Youk, Chang-Seon Song, Sang-Soep Nahm
2021 Frontiers in Veterinary Science  
In this study, thermal imaging camera devices were used to detect change in the maximum surface temperature (MST) of chickens (n = 5) and ducks (n = 2) as an early indicator of experimental HPAI infection  ...  The basal MST was recorded for broiler chickens housed under small pen and normal farm conditions without intentional infection.  ...  ., Ltd (Seoul, Korea) for their assistance and technical contributions to this project.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fvets.2021.616755 pmid:34113668 pmcid:PMC8185153 fatcat:dx7em2gl7jcszp63o7mhqcbauq

A brief review of the application of machine vision in livestock behaviour analysis

Thomas M. Banhazi, Matthew Tscharke
2016 Journal of Agricultural Informatics  
For example, cameras with built-in automatic focus can automatically adjust the focal length between the lens and the imaging sensor to obtain a clear image, and cameras with built-in automatic exposure  ...  Temperature has also shown a correlation to the level of pen fouling as pigs may choose to lay on surfaces that are zoned for excreting to satisfy their thermal comfort (Aarnink et al., 2006) .  ... 
doi:10.17700/jai.2016.7.1.279 fatcat:wy6ptgrv6facpgaiu2kwz2jp6y

A review on computer vision systems in monitoring of poultry: A welfare perspective

Cedric Okinda, Innocent Nyalala, Tchalla Korohou, Celestine Okinda, Jintao Wang, Tracy Achieng, Patrick Wamalwa, Tai Mang, Mingxia Shen
2020 Artificial Intelligence in Agriculture  
A detailed presentation on the machine learning-based system was presented, i.e., pre-processing, segmentation, feature extraction, feature selection, and dimension reduction, and modeling.  ...  With the current development in information technologies, computer vision has become a promising tool in the real-time automation of poultry monitoring systems due to its non-intrusive and non-invasive  ...  Nevertheless, Xiong et al. (2019) presented a system that could extract the temperature of the head region of a broiler from thermal images.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.aiia.2020.09.002 fatcat:yhi7axzj7nasvk6jj5jwi6wy7m

A Feasibility Study on the Use of a Structured Light Depth-Camera for Three-Dimensional Body Measurements of Dairy Cows in Free-Stall Barns

Andrea Pezzuolo, Marcella Guarino, Luigi Sartori, Francesco Marinello
2018 Sensors  
In the last ten years, optical methods have been proposed to extract information on various parameters while avoiding direct contact with animals' body, generally causes stress.  ...  The paper reports application of the depth camera for extraction of different body parameters. Expanded uncertainty ranging between 3 and 15 mm is reported in the case of ten repeated measurements.  ...  Giovanni Rotta, for Acknowledgments: The authors gratefully acknowledge the support provided by Giovanni Rotta, for execution of manual measurements on animals.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s18020673 pmid:29495290 pmcid:PMC5856155 fatcat:jgczs3yv2fhi5m3jph4uxcmgne

Image Analysis and Computer Vision Applications in Animal Sciences: An Overview

Arthur Francisco Araújo Fernandes, João Ricardo Rebouças Dórea, Guilherme Jordão de Magalhães Rosa
2020 Frontiers in Veterinary Science  
Computer Vision, Digital Image Processing, and Digital Image Analysis can be viewed as an amalgam of terms that very often are used to describe similar processes.  ...  Most of this confusion arises because these are interconnected fields that emerged with the development of digital image acquisition.  ...  The authors thank the financial support from the Coordination for the Improvement of High Education Personnel (CAPES), Brazil ordinance (49/2013), the Wisconsin Agriculture Experiment Station Hatch grant  ... 
doi:10.3389/fvets.2020.551269 pmid:33195522 pmcid:PMC7609414 fatcat:zcxwjdglorfmzjow5fg7wh7ldm

Learn to Train: Improving Training Data for a Neural Network to Detect Pecking Injuries in Turkeys

Nina Volkmann, Johannes Brünger, Jenny Stracke, Claudius Zelenka, Reinhard Koch, Nicole Kemper, Birgit Spindler
2021 Animals  
Videos were recorded and split into individual images for further processing.  ...  Using specifically developed software, the injuries visible on these images were marked by humans, and a neural network was trained with these annotations.  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors wish to thank the participating farm staff, especially Markus Steinert and Christian Czarnecki, and Kai Göbel for his technical support.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ani11092655 pmid:34573621 fatcat:mw2437a675cs3pcstdhkfktsxy

Practices and Applications of Convolutional Neural Network-Based Computer Vision Systems in Animal Farming: A Review

Guoming Li, Yanbo Huang, Zhiqian Chen, Gary D. Chesser, Joseph L. Purswell, John Linhoss, Yang Zhao
2021 Sensors  
In this research, preparations for system development, including camera settings, inclusion of variations for data recordings, choices of graphics processing units, image preprocessing, and data labeling  ...  The objective of this study is to systematically review applications of CNN-based computer vision systems on animal farming in terms of the five deep learning computer vision tasks: image classification  ...  Recording units (e.g., network video recorder or digital video recorder) acquire images or videos at different views (top, side, or front view) and various types (e.g., RGB, depth, thermal, etc.).  ... 
doi:10.3390/s21041492 pmid:33670030 pmcid:PMC7926480 fatcat:n7x4ffxxrrc6zkgk3fzltv34ai

Modern Applied Science, Vol. 3, No. 2, February 2009, all in one file

Editor MAS
2009 Modern Applied Science  
which affords to draw a substantial conclusion that though both UV and TiO 2 have a crucial impact but the synergistic photocatalytic effects of the TiO 2 with UV attributes a rapid and higher degree  ...  Obtained results revealed that trimethoprim and sulphamethoxazole pronounced 44 to 45% and 6 to 314% elevated rate of degradation in two TiO 2 doses, 0.05 and 0.1 g/l treatments with UV than only UV treatments  ...  For adsorption from mixtures of surfactants with similar properties, i.e., CMC is same as ideal mixing; the adsorbed amount from the mixtures will fall between that of the individual surfactants.  ... 
doi:10.5539/mas.v3n2p0 fatcat:4bjvcqfu5jg7bbzxcjoq477gcy

Prediction and classification of sugar content of sugarcane based on skin scanning using visible and shortwave near infrared

Nazmi Mat Nawi, Guangnan Chen, Troy Jensen, Saman Abdanan Mehdizadeh
2013 Biosystems Engineering  
doi:10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2013.03.005 fatcat:onnkzfpj3nghbam57r7mbmzs6e

Large-Scale Phenotyping of Livestock Welfare in Commercial Production Systems: A New Frontier in Animal Breeding

Luiz F. Brito, Hinayah R. Oliveira, Betty R. McConn, Allan P. Schinckel, Aitor Arrazola, Jeremy N. Marchant-Forde, Jay S. Johnson
2020 Frontiers in Genetics  
variables of livestock behavior and welfare, including a detailed assessment of thermal stress in livestock; (3) describe the primary statistical and bioinformatic methods available for large-scale data  ...  , and (ideally) not highly correlated with other traits already included in the selection indexes; and (4) genomic information is available for a large number of individuals (or genetically close individuals  ...  Don Lay (USDA-ARS, United States), Candace Croney (Purdue University, United States), and Sanjay Mallikarjunappa (University of Guelph, Canada) for reading and providing great suggestions in the final  ... 
doi:10.3389/fgene.2020.00793 pmid:32849798 pmcid:PMC7411239 fatcat:azvt7vkoirayvldsmvkyrltdem

Abstracts of the 10th Conference of the Italian Society of Agricultural Engineering

Danilo Monarca, Massimo Cecchini
2013 Journal of Agricultural Engineering  
Original Articles: should normally be divided into an abstract, introduction, materials and methods, results, conclusions and references. The abstract should contain a maximum of 400 words.  ...  Review Articles: no particular format is required for these articles. However, they should have an informative, unstructured abstract of about 250 words.  ...  A common wheat head was compared with a head specifically equipped for rapeseed.  ... 
doi:10.4081/jae.2013.s1 fatcat:h7ew2cbv35eozilnpl4acjfv5a

Annals of the University of Oradea, Fascicle: Ecotoxicology, Animal Husbandry and Food Science and Technology, Vol. XIX/B 2020

University of Oradea, Faculty of Environment Protection
2020 Zenodo  
1 head), at an abnormal age, over 8 years.  ...  Usage of limited individuals in feed testing (250 broilers/group).  ...  Well-developed strategic planning at local and regional level is needed to facilitate access for patients with osteoarticular, muscle and connective tissue diseases to quality medical services.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4396114 fatcat:zu5nvaelmrdspehnr4mhwraf2m

The influence of strain and age on some egg quality parameters of commercial laying hens

D. Kocevski, N. Nikolova, A. Kuzelov
2011 Biotechnology in Animal Husbandry  
It should be in English, and Serbian for domestic authors (min. 250 words).  ...  Acknowledgment The research was a part of the project "Sustainable conventional and revitalized traditional production of poultry meat and eggs with additional values" (31033) funded by the Ministry of  ...  Histological analysis was performed with light microscope Leica DLMS connected with camera (Leica DC-300). Software for image analysis was IM 1000 (Leica Imaging Systems Ltd, Cambridge, UK).  ... 
doi:10.2298/bah1104649k fatcat:maptrf556nd2fec5lid4xnqpb4
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