Prevalence and surgical treatment of swelling occurring in Syrian Awassi sheep based on the IoT technology

A. Ziad, A. Norezzine, Yu A. Vatnikov, A. Taher, V. I. Lutsay, A. M. Orlova, A. Zinah, O. A. Petrukhina, D. E. Kucher, A. S. Karamyan, E. A. Piven, T. V. Dryemova, E. A. Krotova

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One of the unexpected earlier adopters of IoT principles and implementations has been agriculture, resulting in new farming methods from AgriTech. In monitoring and tracking livestock and crops over long distances, particularly for larger arable farms, the IoT meets the needs of many of the challenges farmers have. This paper presents an IoT-based monitoring and medical system designed to screen and improve the health of sheeps. Studies have been conducted on 29,740 Syrian Awassi sheep of different ages and of both genders. The percentage of prevalence swellings was 6.63%, many of which affect the body of the sheep-like caseous lymphadenitis, abscesses, hernias, hygromas, granulomas, hematomas, and cysts. Change in inguinal hernia has not been shown. The percentage of hygroma in males was higher than females, the percentage of granuloma in females was higher than males, and the percentage of hematoma was equal in males and females, the percentage of cysts in females was higher than males (0%). The result of the current study revealed that infections were higher in females than males in any type of swellings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)361-380
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology
Issue number2-4
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Awassi sheep
  • caseous lymphadenitis
  • granulomas
  • hematomas
  • hernias
  • hygromas
  • precision livestock farming
  • prevalence
  • smart farming
  • surgical
  • swellings

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