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Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

International Initiatives

Inria International Partners

Informal International Partners
Monitoring cattle in big herds with multiple sensors

Participant : René Quiniou.

The state of Alberta produces a significant part of the beef meat in Canada. Big farms feeds up around 40.000 bull calves in feedlots grouping 200-300 animals. Diseases such as Bovine Respiratory Diseases (BRD) are frequent and may propagate quickly in such conditions. So, it is important to detect as soon as possible when an animal is sick. We are collaborating with the Department of Production Animal Health, University of Calgary for designing monitoring systems able to generate early alarms when an animal is sick. Precisely, we are studying the properties of new sensors and their aptitude to provide relevant data for BRD detectors. This year, we had a contract with the university of Calgary to fund a grant for a master student.