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Lemann Lecture Series | Victor Silva Souza | Evaluating piglet growth and activity in clean and dirty nursery settings using computer vision technology

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The Lemann Center for Brazilian Studies
Coble Hall 306
May 7, 2024   12:00 - 1:00 pm  
Victor Hugo Silva Souza is a postdoctoral research associate at the Lemann Center for Brazilian Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. With a Ph.D. in Phytotechnics and a master's degree in Agricultural Engineering, both from the Federal University of Lavras (Minas Gerais, Brazil). He is an Agronomist and Animal Science and focuses his research on the plant/animal production system and the various challenges found in the environment.
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Environments with higher sanitary challenges can impact piglet productivity negatively. Using imagery to monitor this influence offers an innovative and precise approach to assessing environmental effects on animal performance. Through camera surveillance, it's possible to capture and analyze piglet behavior in challenging environments, enabling the identification of interaction patterns, stress levels, feeding habits, and general activities. This continuous and detailed monitoring provides valuable insights into how the sanitary environment affects piglet productivity, enabling the implementation of more effective and adaptive management strategies to optimize the performance and welfare of these animals.

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