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Title: Remote monitoring for wellbeing in grazing sheep: are social behaviours useful?
Contributor(s): Doughty, Amanda  (author); Horton, Brian (author); Corkrey, Ross (author); Hinch, Geoffrey  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2016
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Abstract: The increase in the use of electronic identification ear tags means that production traits specific to an individual sheep can be recorded and that presence, and possibly wellbeing, of individual sheep may be able to be monitored remotely. If data from monitoring systems is to be used to identify wellbeing status of individual sheep then behavioural measures recorded need to stable in a group of healthy individuals, have a short lag time and, where possible, reflect a variety of welfare and health issues. To date roll call, movement order and social networks have been assessed as potential measures of wellbeing. These measures are not ideal as identifiers of change in welfare state of grazing sheep as they do not meet the time frame or stability and repeatability requirements. Further work on a variety of other measures is underway using additional technologies such as temperature sensing microchips and video image analysis.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: Animal Production 2016: 31st Biennial Conference of the Australian Society of Animal Production, Adelaide, Australia, 4th - 7th July, 2016
Source of Publication: Animal Production in Australia, v.31, p. 121-122
Publisher: Australian Society of Animal Production (ASAP)
Place of Publication: Roseworthy, Australia
ISSN: 0728-5965
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 070299 Animal Production not elsewhere classified
069999 Biological Sciences not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 300301 Animal growth and development
300306 Animal welfare
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 839901 Animal Welfare
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 109902 Animal welfare
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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