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Remote measurement of pen thermal environment - AW0926

Description
MAFF Animal Welfare Division has requested a scientific evaluation of the feasibility of using pen surface (roof) temperature as an indicator of the thermal environment within the pen on stationary sheep transport vehicles. The primary requirement is to validate the use of remote surface temperature measurement (using a non-contact infra-red thermometer) as an alternative to direct air temperature measurement. If the approach is validate then this facilitates greatly the routine checking of pen temperatures on vehicles in accordance with WATO 97. The data will be collected and analysed by Silsoe and fully reported on completion of the research.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Development of methodology for objective and reliable assessment of broiler leg health in commercial conditions   (3829k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2000

To: 2002

Cost: £15,895
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Silsoe Research Institute (BBSRC)
Keywords
Animal Welfare              
Livestock              
On-Farm              
Plants and Animals              
Fields of Study
Animal Welfare