BirthMonitoring

Developing and testing of an algorithm for predicting parturition in dairy cows by use of the accelerometer system SMARTBOW. Hypothesis: Animal acitivity and rumination data can be used for prediction parturition in cattle.

 

Start date: 2015-02-01

End date: 2017-01-31

Project partners:

Clinical Unit for Herd Health Management, University Clinic for Ruminants, Vetmeduni Vienna (Vienna, Austria)

Smartbow GmbH (Weibern, Austria)

Institutional lead:

Clinical Unit for Herd Health Management, University Clinic for Ruminants, Vetmeduni Vienna (Vienna, Austria)

Principal investigator:

Dr. Michael Iwersen

Personel:

vet. Stefanie Krieger - Research Associate

MSc. Maciej Oczak - Algorithm development

Dr.med.vet. Michael Iwersen - Supervisor

Univ.-Prof. Dr.med.vet. Marc Drillich - Principal Inverstigator

Sensors:

Accelerometer (Smartbow, Weibern, Austria)

2D Camera (HikVision DS-2CD2665FWD-IZS)

Commercial partners:

Smartbow (Weibern, Austria)

Locations (of data collection and analysis):

FirstFarms Agra M s.r.o. - (Plavecký Štvrtok, Slovakia)

VetFarm (Kremesberg 12, Berndorf, Austria)

Funded by:

Austria Research Promotion Agency (FFG)