Lameness research brought to a new level

Vertaalde titel van de bijdrage: Kreupelheidsonderzoek naar een nieuw niveau getild

Tim Van De Gucht, Koen Mertens, Leen Vandaele, Wouter Saeys, Jürgen Vangeyte, Annelies Van Nuffel

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    Lameness research in dairy cows has reached a whole new level at ILVO with the new dairy stable and its accompanying gait
    monitoring setup. The gait of up to 144 cows will be monitored daily using a wide range of technologies. This data will be used for
    the development and fine tuning of lameness detec!on systems. The sensor systems used are placed in an outdoor alley where
    they measure the walking pattern of every individual cow while returning to the barn after milking. Besides two Gaitwise systems,
    also the StepMetrix and antennas to collect the data of different accelerometers are implemented in the setup. In addition, extra
    space is foreseen in order to add other technology to the setup in the near future. A selection gate at the beginning of the alley
    allows cows to walk over the setup one at a time and allows to identify the cows. Using a bridge that allows the surface of all
    systems to be at the same level and a similar rubber flooring, cows walk undisturbedly without noticing the different type of
    sensors in the flooring. Additional lightning and the presence of a roof top ensure normal cow walk during dark weather and at
    night. A selection gate at the end of the setup guides cows to go back to the stable, to the pasture or into the separation box.
    Simultaneous video recordings are stored in order to link the aberrant data to gait scores based on visual observations of the video
    recordings of the considered measurement. Gait scoring will be performed by experts once a week on a scale from 1 to 3 (non
    lame, slightly lame and severely lame) using different lameness indicators. Claw health records will be stored to assess hoof and
    lameness problems. The gathered data will be used to improve automa!c lameness detec!on results and will be combined with
    other available cow data like milk produc!on, lactatioon stage and parity.
    Vertaalde titel van de bijdrageKreupelheidsonderzoek naar een nieuw niveau getild
    Oorspronkelijke taalEngels
    PublicatiestatusGepubliceerd - 3-mrt.-2015
    EvenementSecond DairyCare Conference - Cordoba, Spanje
    Duur: 3-mrt.-20154-mrt.-2015


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