RumiWatch Research Paper

Validation and Use of the RumiWatch Noseband Sensor for Monitoring Grazing Behaviours of Lactating Dairy Cows

Zelin Li1,*, Long Cheng1, Brendan Cullen2

1 Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Dookie Campus, VIC 3647, Australia; long.cheng@unimelb.edu.au
2 Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia; bcullen@unimelb.edu.au
* Correspondence: zeli1@student.unimelb.edu.au; Tel.: +61-(0)-4-2638-0301

Dairy 2021, 2

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Validation of an ear tag–based accelerometer system for detecting grazing behavior of dairy cows

G. M. Pereira1, B. J. Heins1*, B. O'Brien2, A. McDonagh2, L. Lidauer3 and F. Kickinger3

1 West Central Research and Outreach Center, University of Minnesota, Morris 56267
2 Teagasc, Animal and Grassland Research and Innovation Centre, Moorepark, Fermoy, County Cork, Ireland P61 C996
3 Smartbow GmbH, Jutogasse 3, 4675 Weibern, Austria

Journal of Dairy Science Vol. 103 No. 4, 2020

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Validation and Implementation of an Automated Chew SensoreBased Remote Monitoring Device as Tool for Equine Grazing Research

Jennifer R. Weinerta,*, Jessica Wernerb, Carey A. Williamsa

a Department of Animal Sciences, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
b Animal Nutrition and Rangeland Management in the Tropics and Subtropics, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany

Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 88 (2020) 102971

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Machine Learning based Prediction of Insufficient Herbage Allowance with Automated Feeding Behaviour and Activity Data

Abu Zar Shafiullah1,*, Jessica Werner2, Emer Kennedy3 Lorenzo Leso4Bernadette O‘Brien3and Christina Umstätter1

1 Agroscope, Tanikon 1, 8356 Ettenhausen, Switzerland; christina.umstaetter@agroscope.admin.ch
2 Animal Nutrition and Rangeland Management in the Tropics and Subtropics, University of Hohenheim, 70599 Stuttgart, Germany; jessica.werner@uni-hohenheim.de
3 Teagasc, Animal & Grassland Research and Innovation Centre, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork P61 C996, Ireland; emer.kennedy@teagasc.ie (E.K.); bernadette.obrien@teagasc.ie (B.O.)
4 Department of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Systems, University of Florence, Firenze 50145, Italy; lorenzo.leso@unifi.it
* Correspondence: abuzarmd.shafiullah@agroscope.admin.ch; Tel.:+41-5848-39559

Sensors 2019, 19, 4479; doi:10.3390/s19204479

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Herbage dry matter intake estimation of grazing dairy cows based on animal, behavioral, environmental, and feed variables

M. Rombach1,2, K.-H. Südekum2, A. Münger1 and F. Schori1*

1 Agroscope, 1725 Posieux, Switzerland
2 University of Bonn, Institute of Animal Science, 53115 Bonn, Germany

Journal of Dairy Science, Volume 102, No. 4, February 2019

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Evaluation and validation of an automatic jaw movement recorder (RumiWatch) for ingestive and rumination behaviors of dairy cows during grazing and supplementation

M. Rombach*†, A. Münger*, J. Niederhauser, K.-H. Südekum and F. Schori*1

* Agroscope, Tioleyre 4, 1725 Posieux, Switzerland
Institute of Animal Science, University of Bonn, Endenicher Allee 15, 53115 Bonn, Germany
InnoClever GmbH, Tiergartenstrasse 7, 4410 Liestal, Switzerland

Journal of Dairy Science, Volume 101, No. 3, January 2018

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Validation of a pedometer algorithm as a tool for evaluation of locomotor behaviour in dairy Mediterranean buffalo

Luigi D’Andrea1, Jacopo Guccione1, Maher Alsaaod2, Ramona Deiss2, Antonio Di Loria3, Adrian Steiner2 and Paolo Ciaramella1

1 Department of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Productions, University of Napoli ‘Federico II,’ Via Delpino 1, 80137 Napoli, Italy
2 Clinic for Ruminants, Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine, Vetsuisse-Faculty, University of Bern, Bern 3001, Switzerland
3 Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University of Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, 88100 Catanzaro, Italy

Journal of Dairy Research (2017) 84 391–394.
DOI:10.1017/S0022029917000668

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Evaluation of the RumiWatchSystem for measuring grazing behaviour of cows

J. Wernera,b,*, L. Lesoa,c, C. Umstatterd, J. Niederhausere, E. Kennedya , A. Geoghegana, L, Shallooa, M. Schickd, B. O'Briena

a Teagasc, Animal & Grassland Research and Innovation Centre, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co.Cork, Ireland
b University of Hohenheim, Institute for Agricultural Engineering, 70599 Stuttgart, Germany
c University of Florence, Department of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Systems, 50145 Firenze, Italy
d Agroscope, Research Division Competitiveness and System Evaluation, 8356 Ettenhausen, Switzerland
e InnoClever GmbH, Tiergartenstrasse 7, 4410 Liestal, Switzerland

Journal of Neuroscience Methods 08/2017

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System specification and validation of a noseband pressure sensor for measurement of ruminating and eating behavior in stable-fed cows

Nils Zehnera, Christina Umstättera, Joël J. Niederhauserb, Matthias Schicka

a Agroscope, Institute for Sustainability Sciences, Tänikon 1, 8356 Ettenhausen, Switzerland
b InnoClever GmbH, Tiergartenstrasse 7, 4410 Liestal, Switzerland

Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, Volume 136, 15 April 2017, Pages 31–41

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Use of Extended Characteristics of Locomotion and Feeding Behavior for Automated Identification of Lame Dairy Cows

Gian Beer1*, Maher Alsaaod, Alexander Starke2‡, G. Schuepbach-Regula3‡, Hendrik Müller2 , Philipp Kohler1, Adrian Steiner

1 Clinic for Ruminants, Vetsuisse-Faculty, University of Bern, 3001 Bern, Switzerland
2 Clinic for Ruminants and Swine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
3 Veterinary PublicHealth Institute, Vetsuisse-Faculty, University of Berne, Berne, Switzerland

§ These authors contributed equally to this work.
These authors also contributed equally to this work.

PLOS ONE | DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0155796 May 17, 2016

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Development and validation of a novel pedometer algorithm to quantify extended characteristics of the locomotor behavior of dairy cows

M. Alsaaod*, J. J. Niederhauser†, G. Beer*, N. Zehner, G. Schuepbach-Regula§, and A. Steiner*

* Clinic for Ruminants, Vetsuisse-Faculty, University of Bern, 3001 Bern, Switzerland
InnoClever GmbH, 4410 Liestal, Switzerland
Agroscope, Institute for Sustainability Sciences, 8356 Ettenhausen, Switzerland
§ Veterinary Public Health Institute, Vetsuisse-Faculty, University of Bern, 3001 Bern, Switzerland

Journal of Dairy Science, Volume 98, Issue 9, September 2015, Pages 6236–6242

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Validation of a new health monitoring system (RumiWatch) for combined automatic measurement of rumination, feed intake, water intake and locomotion in dairy cows

Nils Zehner1,4, Joël J. Niederhauser2, Franz Nydegger1, Anne Grothmann1, Markus Keller1, Matthias Hoch3,
Angelika Haeussermann4, Matthias Schick1

1 Agroscope Reckenholz-Tänikon ART, 8356 Ettenhausen, Switzerland
2 InnoClever GmbH, 4410 Liestal, Switzerland
3 Itin + Hoch GmbH, 4410 Liestal, Switzerland
4 Christian-Albrechts-University, Institute of Agricultural Engineering, 24118 Kiel, Germany

CIGR-AgEng Conference 2012

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