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Title: Remote temperature monitoring and electronic identification in food animals

Abstract

Two radiotelemetric systems were developed for remote monitoring of body temperature in livestock. A battery-powered transmitter system was developed as a laboratory tool for remote continuous monitoring of ear-canal temperatures in animals used in vaccine trials and in studies of livestock diseases. An automated data-recording and processing system was also developed. Pilot studies in cattle indicate that the system will be a valuable quantitative tool for vaccine testing and animal experiments. A second telemetry system was developed for widescale use in the livestock industry. It relies on an implantable passive (no batteries) transponder that is energized by an external source of microwaves to transmit temperature and decimal digit identification to a remote receiver. The animal identification feature, coupled with computers, offers the livestock producer unprecedented capabilities for efficient management of his operation. The temperature feature of transponders can aid in disease detection and control, disease diagnosis, and stress and ovulation detection. Its use for identifying temperature markers in disease and stress-tolerent breeding stock may be valuable in selective breeding programs.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
5607630
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-77-441; CONF-770125-1
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 1. international symposium of veterinary laboratory diagnosticians, Guanajuato, Mexico, 17 Jan 1977
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; BODY TEMPERATURE; MONITORING; DOMESTIC ANIMALS; TELEMETRY; DESIGN; COMMUNICATIONS; DATA TRANSMISSION; 440101* - Radiation Instrumentation- General Detectors or Monitors & Radiometric Instruments; 553000 - Agriculture & Food Technology

Citation Formats

Seawright, G L, Holm, D M, and Sanders, W M. Remote temperature monitoring and electronic identification in food animals. United States: N. p., 1977. Web.
Seawright, G L, Holm, D M, & Sanders, W M. Remote temperature monitoring and electronic identification in food animals. United States.
Seawright, G L, Holm, D M, and Sanders, W M. 1977. "Remote temperature monitoring and electronic identification in food animals". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5607630.
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abstractNote = {Two radiotelemetric systems were developed for remote monitoring of body temperature in livestock. A battery-powered transmitter system was developed as a laboratory tool for remote continuous monitoring of ear-canal temperatures in animals used in vaccine trials and in studies of livestock diseases. An automated data-recording and processing system was also developed. Pilot studies in cattle indicate that the system will be a valuable quantitative tool for vaccine testing and animal experiments. A second telemetry system was developed for widescale use in the livestock industry. It relies on an implantable passive (no batteries) transponder that is energized by an external source of microwaves to transmit temperature and decimal digit identification to a remote receiver. The animal identification feature, coupled with computers, offers the livestock producer unprecedented capabilities for efficient management of his operation. The temperature feature of transponders can aid in disease detection and control, disease diagnosis, and stress and ovulation detection. Its use for identifying temperature markers in disease and stress-tolerent breeding stock may be valuable in selective breeding programs.},
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