Experimental setup for the study of a computer vision based automatic lameness detection system for dairy cows

T. Van Hertem, V. Alchanatis, A. Antler, E. Maltz, I. Halachmi, A. Schlageter Tello, C. Lokhorst, A. Vörös, E. Romanini Bites, C. Bahr, D. Berckmans

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Abstract

The objective of this study is to develop an automatic detection system to quantify the severity of lameness for dairy cows, based on both analysis of video recordings of the cow's gait and with her associated behaviour. This paper describes the need for this type of research, and will discuss the experimental setup. During three recording sessions, 92.5% of the animals in the herd were recorded while walking through the video-corridor with at least two full gait cycles. This result indicates that the chosen setup, consisting of a corridor from the milking area, which the cows enter one by one through a separation gate, and two video cameras in two different angles, can be a useful tool for gait analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPrecision Livestock Farming 2011 - Papers Presented at the 5th European Conference on Precision Livestock Farming, ECPLF 2011
EditorsDaniel Berckmans, C. Lokhorst
PublisherCzech Centre for Science and Society
Pages113-121
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9788090483040
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event5th European Conference on Precision Livestock Farming, ECPLF 2011 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 11 Jul 201114 Jul 2011

Publication series

NamePrecision Livestock Farming 2011 - Papers Presented at the 5th European Conference on Precision Livestock Farming, ECPLF 2011

Conference

Conference5th European Conference on Precision Livestock Farming, ECPLF 2011
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period11/07/1114/07/11

Keywords

  • Automatic detection
  • Computer vision
  • Dairy cattle
  • Gait
  • Lameness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology

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