Source: Oklahoma State University

Oklahoma State University researchers have initiated a $1 million, four-year project funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate stress in cattle using artificial intelligence (AI) and sensor technologies. The project aims to examine the impact of cumulative stress on livestock, particularly during the weaning phase. The researchers will study moderate-growth and high-growth cattle under the same conditions to assess differences in their stress responses.

They will utilize sensor technology to monitor various physiological parameters, including heart rate, body temperature, steps, and respiration rate. Preliminary findings have already shown that genetics can influence blood parameters and immune responses in cattle. The project will also investigate sudden death syndrome in cattle using AI and biomathematics tools to predict predisposition to stress. The researchers anticipate that their work will enable producers to implement stress-reduction strategies and improve livestock well-being.

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