A Rapid Breath Test to Assess Bovine Respiratory Disease

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$80,000.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
2005-33610-15571
Award Id:
72551
Agency Tracking Number:
2005-00151
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
710 Asp Ave., Suite 500, Norman, OK, 73069
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Gina McMillen
Veterinary Medical Director
(405) 307-8803
gmcmillen@ekipstech.com
Business Contact:
Gina McMillen
Veterinary Medical Director
(405) 307-8803
gmcmillen@ekipstech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Bovine Respiratory Disease is the most common illness among cattle arriving at feedlots and results in decreased weight gain, lower quality meat and death. BRD is highly transmittable and costs cattlemen more than all other diseases combined. A rapid and sensitive diagnostic method for BRD is not currently available. This project will utilize a state-of-art biomedical breath analysis sensor to assess the respiratory health of cattle. Our goal is to develop a method for identifying sick cattle on the basis of a known exhaled immune system biomarker.

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