Early disease detection for weaned piglet based on live weight, feeding and drinking behaviour

Michel Marcon et al., The European Conference on Precision Livestock Farming (ECPLF), 26-29 août 2019, Cork, Irlande, poster

Reduce antibiotic use is a major issue for pigs production because of World Health Organization recommendations and meat consumers concerns.
In order to reduce the needs of medication, one way is the early individual disease detection for isolate and treat only the sick animal. The subclinical
symptoms with the feeding and drinking behaviour can have a diagnostic value. A first automatic warning system has been built based on a statistic model who use data from automatic feeders, connected bowl drinker and connected scale.