Infrared Camera Could Keep Producers in the Black
A thermographic camera uses infrared radiation to form an image and may be able to detect diseased animals by identifying those who are losing heat. A single camera can be aimed at a pen and all animals in view would be in the image. This makes it much more effective than looking at each animal on their own. When the camera is incorporated into the feeding station, the pig’s internal temperature can be captured and matched to their feed consumption and growth. This can allow for identification of pigs with higher feed efficiency, which genetic companies could use to produce a more feed efficient herd. This technology could have many uses, but its main use currently is to detect sick pigs earlier and allow for early treatment with less disease transmission.
Infrared Camera Could Keep Producers in the Black (full article)