Assessment of Neck Mounted Accelerometer Technology for Detecting Oestrus in Pasture-Based Dairy Cows

Published on: 04/01/2015
Author/s : Saranika Talukder, K. L. Kerrisk, C. E. F. Clark and Pietro Celi (Dairy Science Group, Faculty of Veterinary Science, The University of Sydney)

Accurate visual detection of oestrus in dairy cows is time consuming and labour intensive (Hockey et al 2010). Cow mounted technology has been developed to detect oestrus, but there is limited research regarding the use of this technology for cows in pasture-based systems. This study was conducted to test the hypothesis that a commercially available accelerometer device would allow ...

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April 1, 2015
It sounds like nonefficient for the field and should be improved for the practical use..
April 1, 2015
The SCR tags performed well in pasture based systems; their sensitivity and specificity can be improved but I don't agree when you say that they are non-efficient. You can read the full paper in Theriogenology
April 1, 2015
Firstly Thanks for the link I read the full article in Theriogenology and I still think that it's sensitivity is not sufficient for the field conditions because we need more sensitive and spesific indicators especially for the pasture based systems where oestrus behaviours more accurate than the enclosed systems..But I am not against its use in the field every indicators has advantages and disadvantages in its frame. These are just my opinions. Regards..
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