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Title: Poultry welfare monitoring: wearable technologies
Contributor(s): Campbell, Dana L M  (author); Erasmus, Marisa A (author)
Publication Date: 2020-09-28
DOI: 10.19103/AS.2020.0078.06
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Abstract: This chapter reviews poultry welfare monitoring, specifically focusing on wearable technologies. It begins by discussing the use of radio-frequency identification technology (RFID) systems in chickens and other housing systems. The chapter then goes on to address wearable sensors and accelerometers, focusing on the effects of these sensors on chicken behaviour and how the different behavioural activities can be classified. It also highlights how these sensors can be used for monitoring disease and euthanasia in chickens, as well as monitoring perching, jumping, falls and collision. A section on the importance of using wearable technologies for measuring physical activity levels is also included, which is then followed by a case study that analyses outdoor stocking density in free-range laying hens. The chapter concludes by providing potential areas for future research as well as giving examples of resources for further information on the subject.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Understanding the behaviour and improving the welfare of chickens, p. 1-27
Publisher: Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited
Place of Publication: Sawston, United Kingdom
ISBN: 9781786764256
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 070203 Animal Management
060801 Animal Behaviour
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 300302 Animal management
310901 Animal behaviour
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 830501 Eggs
830307 Minor Livestock (e.g. Alpacas, Ostriches, Crocodiles, Farmed Rabbits)
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 100601 Eggs
100408 Minor livestock (e.g. alpacas, ostriches, crocodiles, farmed rabbits)
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
Series Name: Burleigh Dodds Series in Agricultural Science
Series Number : 91
Description: Digital version of the chapter has page numbers 1-27, but the table of contents indicates pp. 149-176. Cited the page numbers from the digital version.
Editor: Editor(s): Christine Nicol
Appears in Collections:Book Chapter
School of Environmental and Rural Science

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