Technology Has Great Potential For Improving Animal Welfare, Health, And Production Efficiency

1103 WordsDec 10, 20165 Pages
Biosensor technology has great potential for improving animal welfare, health and production efficiency. The recent increasing incidence of diseases, such as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), tuberculosis, brucellosis, mastitis, and foot and mouth, has raised concern in the livestock industry and in society. Infectious diseases of livestock have major implications not only in animal welfare and production efficiency but also in human health, and food safety and quality. Most biosensor developments have been in the biomedical field, where many in vivo applications demand small sizes. But it is lacking adversely in the field of milking animals and other livestock. The primary considerations of biosensors were the physical sensor design, fluid transport, optical sensor configuration, fluid mixing, sampling of the raw milk, and automation. The ideal biosensor would be a probe, similar to that found in a pH meter. Since the standard enzyme immunoassay identification of progesterone (EIA) is currently performed and standardized using microtitre plates.This technique was a starting point and need Ab raised against other innocent animals. Therefore there is an urgent need for development of artificial and low cost recognition sites for progesterone detection. Progesterone is known as a “hormone of pregnancy”. As in cyclic non-pregnant animal, the progesterone level in plasma and milk decreases during follicular phase, which usually commences 17-21 days post insemination in

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