Pioneering the use of machine vision to detect illness in cattle
Under the auspices of a grant from ICASA and in partnership with leading livestock producers, veterinarians and researchers, the PLT machine vision platform is being extended to improve livestock managers’ ability to identify and treat sick animals in a timely manner to reduce the unnecessary use of antibiotics.
Benefits of a machine-vision detection system include
Better utilization of skilled labor
Reduction in unnecessary treatments
Improved meat quality
More efficient consumption of feed
Higher profits for producers
The International Consortium for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Agriculture (ICASA) is a public-private partnership created by the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) to advance research on antimicrobial stewardship in animal agriculture. ICASA’s research promotes the judicious use of antibiotics, advances animal health and wellness, and increases transparency in food production practices.