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Preliminary Experiment Using Sensors for Cow Health Monitoring After Surgical Treatment for the Left Displacement of the Abomasum

Version 1 : Received: 15 July 2020 / Approved: 16 July 2020 / Online: 16 July 2020 (13:17:00 CEST)

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Antanaitis, R.; Juozaitienė, V.; Televičius, M.; Malašauskienė, D.; Merkis, M.; Merkis, E.; Baumgartner, W. Preliminary Experiment Using Sensors for Cow Health Monitoring after Surgical Treatment for the Left Displacement of the Abomasum. Sensors 2020, 20, 4416. Antanaitis, R.; Juozaitienė, V.; Televičius, M.; Malašauskienė, D.; Merkis, M.; Merkis, E.; Baumgartner, W. Preliminary Experiment Using Sensors for Cow Health Monitoring after Surgical Treatment for the Left Displacement of the Abomasum. Sensors 2020, 20, 4416.

Journal reference: Sensors 2020, 20, 4416
DOI: 10.3390/s20164416

Abstract

The aim of the current study was to determine the effectiveness of two surgical techniques regarding the cow respiratory rates, heart rates, and rumination time using two sensors: an experimental device that was created by the Institute of Biomedical Engineering of Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania) and the “SCR” (SCR Engineers Ltd., Netanya, Israel) system. The cows were divided into two groups: PA1—cows treated by percutaneous abomasopexy (n = 10), and RSO2—cows treated by right side omentopexy (n = 8). For the control group (KH), according to the principle of analogues (number of lactations, breed, and days in milk), we selected clinically healthy cows (n = 9). After the surgical treatment for the abomasal displacement, the experimental device was applied for the recording of the heart and breathing rates; 12 hour tracking of the rumination time (RT) was implemented using the system ''SCR''; and the body temperature was measured. After 12 hours, the blood was taken for biochemical and morphological tests. The experimental device recorded 12 hours of the respiratory rate (RR) and heart beat rate (HBR) information. We determined the concentrations of the blood serum beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB), calcium (Ca), phosphorus (Phos), magnesium (Mg), and iron (Fe), as well as the activities of aspartarte aminotransferase (AST) and gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT). According to searches for relationships between the traditional blood biochemical and morphological parameters, and the parameters measured by the experimental device, the more efficient abomasal displacement surgical method was the right side omentopexy. With the sensors, we found, after right side omentopexy, a 5.19 beats/min lower (1.10-times) average value of the respiratory rate, 1.13-times higher level of the heart rate, a 0.15 oC higher temperature, and a 3.29-times lower rumination time compared to the clinical healthy cows. Further research with larger numbers of animals and longer experimental periods are needed prior to practical applications.

Subject Areas

experimental sensor; dairy cows; abomasal displacement

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