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Classification and Analysis of Multiple Cattle Unitary Behaviors and Movements Based on Machine Learning Methods

Yongfeng Li, Hang Shu, Jérôme Bindelle, Beibei Xu, Wenju Zhang, Zhongming Jin, Leifeng Guo, Wensheng Wang
2022 Animals  
The objective of this study was to propose a framework based on inertial measurement unit (IMU) data from 10 dairy cows to classify unitary behaviors such as feeding, standing, lying, ruminating-standing  ...  The results revealed that the XGBoost had the highest performance in the 60 s time window with an average F1 score of 94% for the six unitary behavior classes.  ...  Acknowledgments: I want to thank the financial support from the program of China Scholarships Council (202103250035). Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ani12091060 pmid:35565487 pmcid:PMC9104713 fatcat:dn47zl7fkra37p2zveiguwi3ua

Development and validation of an ensemble classifier for real-time recognition of cow behavior patterns from accelerometer data and location data

Jun Wang, Zhitao He, Guoqiang Zheng, Song Gao, Kaixuan Zhao, Juan J. Loor
2018 PLoS ONE  
The aim of this study is to develop and validate an ensemble classifier for automatically measuring and distinguishing several behavior patterns of dairy cows from accelerometer data and location data.  ...  Its results were poor for feeding (80%, 52%, 55%) and standing (80%, 46%, 58%), which are difficult to differentiate using a leg-mounted sensor.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors would like to thank the farm Sansege for providing the conditions for carrying out the trial and allowing the installation of equipment. Zhao.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0203546 pmid:30192834 pmcid:PMC6128579 fatcat:y4ewz663erbxnnr3zdckhr7s7u

Automated detection of estrous behavior in tie-stall housing using a barometer and accelerometer

2019 Journal of reproduction and development  
Tie-stall housing inhibits movement in cows, thereby restricting the behavioral indicators used by farmers for detecting estrous.  ...  In this study, we investigated the changes in patterns of lying and standing times at estrous, and evaluated the potential for automated detection of estrous within tie-stalls using a barometer and accelerometer  ...  Acknowledgments The authors thank the members of the Field Science Center, School of Veterinary Medicine, Kitasato University. This research  ... 
doi:10.1262/jrd.2018-087 fatcat:mkmt5pvkqrggtirsy3ht24wpkm

Internet of Things for evaluating foraging and feeding behavior of cattle on grassland-based farming systems: concepts and review of sensor technologies

G.R. Garay Alvarez, J.A. Bertot Valdés, K. Perez-Teruel
2019 Proceedings of the Institute for System Programming of RAS  
In this paper, we give an overview of the movement, foraging and feeding ecology as well as sensors technologies that could be embedded into an IoT-based platform for Precision Livestock Farming (PLF).  ...  Firstly, sensors technologies (e.g., RFID, GPS, or Accelerometer) used by the authors of each paper were identified.  ...  In [68] , the use of sensors combining local positioning and acceleration is used to measure feeding behavior differences associated with lameness in dairy cattle.  ... 
doi:10.15514/ispras-2018-31(2)-10 fatcat:ysdxyc23krdh5bbok52td5j5ma

Evaluation and application potential of an accelerometer-based collar device for measuring grazing behavior of dairy cows

J. Werner, C. Umstatter, L. Leso, E. Kennedy, A. Geoghegan, L. Shalloo, M. Schick, B. O'Brien
2019 Animal  
These automated measurements are crucial as cows feed intake behavior at pasture is an important parameter of animal performance, health and welfare as well as being an indicator of feed availability.  ...  Thus, at farm level, the farmer can get an accurate and continuous measurement of grazing behavior of each individual cow and may then use those data for decision-making to optimize the animal management  ...  The parameter 'feed intake behavior' is one of the best indicators of health and welfare of dairy cows.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s1751731118003658 fatcat:57a73yxsmbfatfnvwlppr66qoq

Transforming the Adaptation Physiology of Farm Animals through Sensors

Suresh Neethirajan
2020 Animals  
Despite recent scientific advancements, there is a gap in the use of technology to measure signals, behaviors, and processes of adaptation physiology of farm animals.  ...  Sensors present exciting opportunities for sustained, real-time, non-intrusive measurement of farm animal behavioral, mental, and physiological parameters with the integration of nanotechnology and instrumentation  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The author declares no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ani10091512 pmid:32859060 pmcid:PMC7552204 fatcat:ka566wcykfbndbxnqfqibgej5a

Framework for Modeling Cattle Behavior through Grazing Patterns

Rotimi-Williams Bello, S Abubakar
2020 Zenodo  
Various methods have been used in the past to monitor the behavior of cattle and their grazing patterns.  ...  Global positioning system (GPS) monitoring collar for cattle was used to monitor the behavior and to detect the change in grazing patterns of the cattle.  ...  For example, Huzzey et al. (2007) in Williams et al. (2016) used electronic feed bins to record feeding behavior in housed dairy cows.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4453857 fatcat:ikyetsrsufgalfjwoueucj7m4u

Internet of Things in Animal Healthcare (IoTAH): Review of Recent Advancements in Architecture, Sensing Technologies and Real-Time Monitoring

G. S. Karthick, M. Sridhar, P. B. Pankajavalli
2020 SN Computer Science  
IoT devices are in the form of wearable's that have been used to track the activities of humans. Now, the wearable devices are used in monitoring the activities of the animals.  ...  The integration of available medical sensors creates a connected digital platform that empowers the connectivity with pets and livestock with improved efficiency.  ...  Tracking devices are designed with an acceleration sensor to find the exact position and track the motion of the animal.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s42979-020-00310-z fatcat:23gsxdakbfhqbmckvqr435m2pq

Relationship between daily rumination time, physical activity, estrus and metabolic changes in dairy cows

Razvan Nicolae Malancus, Cristina Maria Malancus
2016 Bulletin of University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca: Veterinary Medicine  
Thus, of 168 dairy cows taken into the study, 37 (22.02%) showed an association between decreased daily rumination time and increased physical activity, resulting in a extremely statistically significant  ...  It has been observed that of the total of 168 cows, 55 (32.73%) showed decreased daily rumination time, 57 cows (33.92%) had specific manifestations for estrous period, while 25 cows (14.88%) showed both  ...  Monitoring rumination and physical activity was performed using HR neck collar (SCR), a rumination monitoring system combined with a unique motion sensor that uses sounds picked up by a microphone that  ... 
doi:10.15835/buasvmcn-vm:11685 fatcat:jghfyfqwxnhjdbiztq3oag3b6u

The role of sensors, big data and machine learning in modern animal farming

Suresh Neethirajan
2020 Sensing and Bio-Sensing Research  
At a broader level, this paper explores the challenges and opportunities that sensor technologies present in terms of helping animal farmers produce more meat and animal products.  ...  So far, this has helped us make significant gains in animal husbandry and farming.  ...  Acidosis in cows can also be detected by monitoring behaviors of animals through motion and sound sensors [60] . Similarly, calving time can be successfully predicted with more than 90% accuracy.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.sbsr.2020.100367 fatcat:gu33jpez6vbvvexay373b6s7ti

Precision Technologies to Address Dairy Cattle Welfare: Focus on Lameness, Mastitis and Body Condition

Severiano R. Silva, José P. Araujo, Cristina Guedes, Flávio Silva, Mariana Almeida, Joaquim L. Cerqueira
2021 Animals  
the dairy industry, but with an emphasis on the health and welfare of the cows.  ...  for the welfare of cows.  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors thank and acknowledge the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ani11082253 pmid:34438712 pmcid:PMC8388461 fatcat:35ms5pr7cvaj3gf5zqjonwx3ra

Web-based cattle behavior service for researchers based on the smartphone inertial central

Olivier Debauche, Saïd Mahmoudi, Andriamasinoro Lalaina Herinaina Andriamandroso, Pierre Manneback, Jérôme Bindelle, Frédéric Lebeau
2017 Procedia Computer Science  
An application to the study of cattle behavior on pasture on the basis of the data recorded with the IMU of iPhones 4S is exemplified.  ...  An application to the study of cattle behavior on pasture on the basis of the data recorded with the IMU of iPhones 4S is exemplified.  ...  Similarly, for the investigated case-study, a grazing cow was monitored using a factory-calibrated IMU in an iPhone 4S mounted on a halter 6 .  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.procs.2017.06.127 fatcat:ohzzarumgbg4fnvic4avsnu3vy

Prepartum change in ventral tail base surface temperature in beef cattle: comparison with vaginal temperature and behavior indices, and effect of ambient temperature

2019 Journal of reproduction and development  
Changes in daily values of ST, VT, and behavioral indices over the 7 days before parturition were investigated.  ...  Here we compared prepartum changes in ventral tail base surface temperature (ST) with changes in vaginal temperature (VT) and behavioral indices. We analyzed 22 parturitions from 22 beef cows.  ...  (B) The 468 sensor is attached to the surface of the ventral tail base of the cow using a custom-made belt.  ... 
doi:10.1262/jrd.2019-087 pmid:31588064 pmcid:PMC6923149 fatcat:idkpw7pxj5cktpar5xejtfgmva

Combination of Multi-Agent Systems and Wireless Sensor Networks for the Monitoring of Cattle

Alberto Barriuso, Gabriel Villarrubia González, Juan De Paz, Álvaro Lozano, Javier Bajo
2018 Sensors  
In addition, a set of applications that allow farmers to remotely monitor the livestock have been developed. Sensors 2018, 18, 108 2 of 27 behavior of each animal.  ...  with the use of robust protocols that allow to transmit the information collected by the sensors to central nodes; and (iv) battery life: since replacing batteries in livestock is an expensive process,  ...  Acknowledgments: This work has been supported by project Máquina social para la gestión sostenible de ciudades inteligentes: movilidad urbana, datos abiertos, sensores móviles SA70U16.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s18010108 pmid:29301310 pmcid:PMC5795335 fatcat:k2bu6udyv5bblcqcfxumlmbryu

Invited review: Cattle lameness detection with accelerometers

N.W. O'Leary, D.T. Byrne, A.H. O'Connor, L. Shalloo
2020 Journal of Dairy Science  
Cow gait measures have been investigated to a lesser extent than behavior.  ...  Options for lameness detection systems are examined including the choice of sensor, raw data collected, variables extracted, and statistical classification methods used.  ...  The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3168/jds.2019-17123 pmid:32113761 fatcat:5j2a5uiawzhppd7slb557b6qhy
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