Creating resilience in pigs through artificial intelligence

Project: PhD

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As global meat consumption is projected to increase (FAO 2021), there is a growing demand for pig meat. However, the intensive production of pig meat raises concerns about the health and welfare of the animals. Pigs that are resilient are better equipped to cope with environmental stressors, leading to improved health and welfare. Measuring resilience directly is challenging, but one potential indicator can be abnormalities in pig’s behaviour, health, and the environment. Sensor technologies can provide a powerful tool for monitoring pigs' status and detecting early signs of risks to their impaired resilience. As welfare problems in pigs, such as tail-biting or respiratory diseases, are often caused by multiple factors, integrating data from different sensors can improve risk prediction accuracy and reliability since various sensors capture different aspects of pig performance.
Effective start/end date15/10/22 → …


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