Agricultural Research Grant Awardee 2023

Virtual Cow Care System Using Cow Infra Red Imaging Analytical (CIRAN) System

Dr. Srinivas Kiran Ambatipudi,

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR)

Bovine clinical mastitis, an inflammation of the milk-producing gland of cattle, is economically the most devastating disease worldwide, resulting in significant loss of milk production. This stage of the disease can be detected visually and through laboratory tests. Notably, the preceding stage is asymptomatic subclinical mastitis and challenging to diagnose. If the detection of this stage is unsuccessful, the animal progress to clinical mastitis and results in enormous economic loss to the farmer. Thus, our proposal aims to adopt a combinatorial approach of knowledge from Veterinary Science, Infrared Thermography, and Artificial Intelligence for early diagnosis of subclinical mastitis. Our approach is based on measuring the variation in the body temperature arising from infections/injury/insults and converted to a heat signature indicative of inflammation or physiological changes for early therapeutic intervention. Additionally, effective and early diagnosis by Veterinarians will enable them to design better preventative and management strategies to reduce the incidence of subclinical and clinical mastitis.


Dr Shyam Kodape

Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), Nagpur

India is rapidly transforming into a dynamic hub of intellectual innovation and discovery. To support the science and technology ecosystem in the country, the Sree Padmavathi Venkateswara Foundation has created peer- reviewed funding programs that recognize exceptional researchers with the potential to achieve ground-breaking results in areas of critical national
importance. Our foundation provides these researchers with generous funding and empowering mentorship to generate knowledge and develop sustainable solutions of the highest quality, particularly in the fields of biomedical and agricultural research. We also work on projects to deploy advanced knowledge and improve the income of small and marginal farmers. We believe that by working together, we can create sustainable solutions that will benefit not only India but also the world.

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