Lectures Livestock production today: Worldwide situation and European framework Basic principles of livestock physiology, concepts of animal health, welfare and behaviour, animal welfare status assessment. PLF: from principles behind the technology applied on farms to existing systems IT technologies used in livestock farms, sound analysis, video analysis, development of algorithms. Measurable parameters through PLF. Examples of PLF use in the intensive pig, dairy, poultry (Broilers and layers) farms, extensive farms and aquaculture. Analysis of the information provided by the sensors and technologies installed on farm, labelling, validation and development of PLF systems Future and perspectives of PLF
Practical activities The exercises will involve the development of an idea of a PLF system to be applied in one of livestock sectors surveyed during classes. Students will be divided into groups and will be guided and encouraged to think about a product that uses one or more existing sensors.
Prerequisites for admission
No specific prerequisites required.
Traditional Lectures and workgroup
Scientific papers and other supporting documents will be indicated and suggested during the course.