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July 28, 2023

Dairy calf wearing blue pedometer

A dairy calf wears a blue pedometer – an "internet of things," or IoT device – on its hind leg to record its activity, such as the total steps it takes and how often it gets up or lays down. Monitoring dairy calves with precision technologies based on IoT can lead to earlier diagnosis of calf-killing bovine respiratory disease.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grant CNS 1952045.]

Learn more in the PennState news story Precision technology, machine learning lead to early diagnosis of calf pneumonia. (Date of image: 2018-2022; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: July 28, 2023)

Credit: Cantor Precision Dairy Lab/Penn State University

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