Entry for:180 Seconds of Discovery
1. What is the title of your video?
Wormy Lambs: Using Sensing Technologies to Make Targeted Treatments
2. Please provide a brief summary of the subject of your video!
Gastrointestinal nematode parasitism is a major animal health challenge for grazing lambs, as well as being an important source of economic loss to livestock producers. Animals suffering from parasitism typically display a voluntary reduction in feed intake and altered grazing behaviour. These changes are potentially important as indicators of disease. My research is exploring the diagnostic value of these behavioural changes recorded by GPS and accelerometer sensors. The aim is to facilitate earlier detection of parasitism and target treatment to individual animals who need treatment.
3. Which competition categories would you like to enter?
Future Leader Award
People's Choice Award
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