Use of Three-Dimensional Accelerometry for Non-Contact, Continuous Characterization of Behavior Using an Induced Arthritis Model in Calves
Keywords:lameness, accelerometry, thermography, lameness detection, objective, non-contact, calves
Objective assessment of lameness is preferred to subjective assessment. There are few modalities that allow for both objective and non-contact assessment of lameness. The purpose of this trial was to evaluate two novel diagnostic tools, accelerometry and thermography, for lameness detection. We hypothesized that tri-axial accelerometry and thermography would allow for objective and non-contact assessment of lameness in calves.