BIG DATA ANALYTICS FOR DAIRY SCIENCE – EVEN COWS GENERATE BIG DATA …
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STUDIEAVOND VOOR LAATSTEJAARSSTUDENTEN EN ALUMNI VAN DE OPLEIDING TOEGEPASTE INFORMATICA
Woensdag 12 OKTOBER 2016 - 19.30 uur
As in other sectors, veterinary medicine is evolving quickly in the 21th century due to new Precision Livestock Farming (PLF) technologies. At the department of Reproduction, Obstetrics and Herd Health (ROHH) at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Ghent, Belgium, dairy researchers and veterinarians are trying to adapt to the wide range of new technologies. Furthermore, the amount of data created on a dairy farm exponentially grew over the last decade to 100 MegaBytes each day (milk meters, accelerometers and vaginal or ruminal temperature loggers). However, trying to integrate the widespread data streams from PLF technologies is tempting. Researchers at ROHH are developing this platform allowing users to have daily access to a wide range of data from dairy farms. Users are able to consult the herd an animals on- and offline, on and off site. The goal of the platform is to convert physiological knowledge into applied Veterinary Medicine using BigData.
Miel Hostens is a post-doc assistant position on herd health management focusing on the optimization of productive and reproductive performances in small and large herds with an emphasis on nutrition at the Ambulatory Clinic of the Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics and Herd Health.
- Education of students in veterinary medicine
- Guidance of PhD students in herd health data management
- Post academic and extension education.