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Development of telemetry systems for the remote monitoring of physiological signals in livestock. - AW0810

Description
The project will address the development and application of devices for the continuous and remote monitoring of physiological signals in unrestrained animals under both laboratory and commercial livestock production conditions. Particular emphasis is placed upon the use of this novel approach to the assessment and quantification of physiological stress and welfare of animals during road transportation and the techniques and equipment developed by these studies will constitute valuable tools in future studies in this area. This primary experimental model will be the pig and the technique will be evaluated at two ages in animals of 30 and 100kg body weight.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Development of telemetry systems for the remote monitoring of physiological signals in livestock.   (1530k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1999

To: 2002

Cost: £292,358
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Roslin Institute, Edinburgh (BBSRC)
Keywords
Animal Welfare              
Biotechnology              
Livestock              
Plants and Animals              
Transport              
Fields of Study
Animal Welfare