Journal article

Remotely Sensed Imagery for Early Detection of Respiratory Disease in Pigs: A Pilot Study

Maria Jorquera-Chavez, Sigfredo Fuentes, Frank R Dunshea, Robyn D Warner, Tomas Poblete, Rebecca S Morrison, Ellen C Jongman

ANIMALS | MDPI | Published : 2020

Abstract

Respiratory diseases are a major problem in the pig industry worldwide. Due to the impact of these diseases, the early identification of infected herds is essential. Computer vision technology, using RGB (red, green and blue) and thermal infrared imagery, can assist the early detection of changes in animal physiology related to these and other diseases. This pilot study aimed to identify whether these techniques are a useful tool to detect early changes of eye and ear-base temperature, heart rate and respiration rate in pigs that were challenged with Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae. Clinical observations and imagery were analysed, comparing data obtained from animals that showed some signs o..

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Grants

Awarded by Agencia Nacional de Investigacion y Desarrollo (ANID)/Beca de Doctorado en el Extranjero Becas Chile


Funding Acknowledgements

The authors acknowledge the support received from Rivalea Australia and Australasian Pork Research Institute Ltd. (APRIL, Willaston, S. A., Australia). Maria Jorquera-Chavez acknowledges the support from the scholarship funded by the Agencia Nacional de Investigacion y Desarrollo (ANID)/Beca de Doctorado en el Extranjero Becas Chile/2016-72170291.