National Institute of Animal Health, NARO

Hygiene Management Group

Production diseases such as metabolic disorders, reproductive disorders, and perinatal diseases in livestock, as well as opportunistic infections such as diarrhea and pneumonia, are major obstacles in achieving higher productivity. Toxicity to livestock due to toxic chemicals in the livestock environment is also one of the factors affecting productivity. The onset of these diseases is complicated by environmental factors as well as nutritional status and immune system of the living body, and it becomes difficult to treat when the symptoms become severe. Hence, it is important to grasp the health status of livestock on a daily basis and to develop technologies for early detection of diseases.

The Hygiene Management Group is conducting the following research with the aim of developing a data-driven disease management system that is necessary to quickly and accurately grasp the health conditions and various disease conditions of livestock in a labor-saving manner.

Wireless transmission of bovine physiological data by biosensing
  • Establishment of disease detection and livestock hygiene management system by biosensing and video analysis
    We are conducting research on the development of a system to report abnormalities by developing abnormality detection technology using biological sensing and disease detection technology using video analysis.
  • Elucidation of pathological conditions and development of disease risk determination system by omics analysis, etc.
    We are conducting research on methods for determining the pathophysiology, risk of onset, prognosis, etc. of diseases from genomics, metabolome, microbiome analysis, etc.