Method and apparatus for determining animal movements

H. Hopster (Inventor)

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    Abstract

    Method for determining animal movements within an apparatus for keeping animals, wherein at least a number of animals are provided with a transmission means such as an active or passive transponder, wherein in the apparatus a number of antennae are arranged at a number of animal-keeping positions, sensitive to the transmission means, while preferably, a number of movement detection means are moreover arranged at said animal-keeping positions and the antennae and possibly the movement detection means are coupled to a calculating unit, movements of animals at least in the animal-keeping positions being registered by means of cooperating antennae and transmission means and possibly the movement detection means, while on the basis of the signals thus generated, at least movement patterns of the animals relative to the animal-keeping positions are registered.
    Original languageEnglish
    Patent numberEP1169917
    Publication statusPublished - 9 Jan 2002

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