Breath Alkanes in Bovine

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$80,000.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
2007-33610-17979
Agency Tracking Number:
2007-00001
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Ekips Technologies, Inc.
710 Asp Avenue, Suite 500, Norman, OK, 73069
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Gina McMillen
(405) 307-8803
gmcmillen@ekipstech.com
Business Contact:
Chad Roller
VP Research
(405) 307-8803
cbroller@ekipstech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
"This project will test the feasibility of a breath alkane as an indicator of respiratory health in bovine. Significant losses due to bovine respiratory disease (BRD) occur in the U.S. beef industry with estimated annual losses at $1 billion due to higher medical costs, decreased weight gain, lower quality meat and death. BRD is highly transmittable and accounts for approximately 75% of morbidity and 50% of mortality in feedlots. A rapid and sensitive diagnostic method for BRD is not currently available and none of the currently used methods of evaluating for respiratory disease are capable of early detection or mass screenings."

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