ZUNINO SUAREZ Alejandro Octavio
Advances in Automatic Detection of Body Condition Score of Cows: A Mini Review
RODRIGUEZ ALVAREZ, J.; ARROQUI, M.; MANGUDO, P.; TOLOZA, J.; JATIP, D.; RODRIGUEZ, J. M.; ZUNINO, A.; MATEOS, C.; MACHADO, C.
Journal of Dairy, Veterinary & Animal Research
Año: 2017 vol. 5 p. 149 - 149
BCS is a method to estimate body fat stores and accumulated energy balance of cows. This value influences productivity, reproduction, and health of cows. Therefore, it is important to monitor BCS to achieve a better animal response. In practice, this task is performed by expert scorers mainly visually, and could vary between scorers and be time-consuming. For this reason, several studies have tried to automate BCS by applying image analysis and machine learning techniques. An overview of selected studies is provided in this mini review.