Potential of using infrared thermography for determination of skin wetness and thus perceived thermal comfort of pigs

Banhazi, T. and Kitchen, J. and Tivey, D. (2009) Potential of using infrared thermography for determination of skin wetness and thus perceived thermal comfort of pigs. Australian Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Engineering, 7 (1). pp. 47-54. ISSN 1448-8388

Abstract

Preliminary investigations were undertaken to evaluate infrared thermography as a potential tool to assess the thermal characteristics of pigs, and specifically the effects, duration and extent of skin wetness. In this study, the specific aims were to evaluate the impact of timing, camera angle and impact of diameter curve on the resulting infrared images of pigs. Based on the preliminary results, a number of recommendations were made to maximise the success of taking thermal images of live pigs.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Current - USQ Other
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2011 09:33
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2014 04:47
Uncontrolled Keywords: infrared imaging; thermography; swine housing; heating; ventilation; air conditioning
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0702 Animal Production > 070203 Animal Management
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0801 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing > 080106 Image Processing
10 Technology > 1001 Agricultural Biotechnology > 100101 Agricultural Biotechnology Diagnostics (incl. Biosensors)
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): B Economic Development > 83 Animal Production and Animal Primary Products > 8303 Livestock Raising > 830308 Pigs
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/18911

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