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1. (WO2014201039) BOVINE RUMINATION AND ESTRUS PREDICTION SYSTEM (BRES) AND METHOD

Pub. No.:    WO/2014/201039    International Application No.:    PCT/US2014/041772
Publication Date: Fri Dec 19 00:59:59 CET 2014 International Filing Date: Wed Jun 11 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: A01K 29/00
Applicants: HORSE SENSE SHOES, LLC
ROISEN, Roger
MCHUGH, Michael
WILSON, Craig S.
Inventors: ROISEN, Roger
MCHUGH, Michael
WILSON, Craig S.
Title: BOVINE RUMINATION AND ESTRUS PREDICTION SYSTEM (BRES) AND METHOD
Abstract:
A bovine monitoring system may include a rumination sensor, a motion sensor, a posture sensor. The rumination sensor may detect chewing by sensing jaw motion. The motion sensor may detect motion. The posture sensor may detect orientation of the bovine asset through detection of gravitational acceleration, detection of gyroscopic rotation, or a combination of gravitational acceleration and gyroscopic rotation. Using the recorded rumination, motion, and posture sensors, the bovine asset monitoring system may identify aberrations in the estrous cycle or physical or mental health of the bovine assets. A bovine monitoring system may include a thermal scanning device to detect localized heating of the vulva area of the bovine asset, which may be used to identify aberrations in the estrous cycle or physical or mental health of the bovine assets.