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Automated assessment of reticulo-ruminal motility in dairy cows using 3-dimensional vision

By X. Song, P. P. J. van der Tol, P. W. G. Groot Koerkamp, and E. A. M. Bokkers

This study demonstrated a low-cost 3D vision system that could automatically and remotely assess the reticulo-ruminal motility of dairy cows. The automated assessment performed similarly to referential manual assessment. In contrast to other available methods of reticulo-ruminal assessment, this automated system was noninvasive and did not distress the cows. Read