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Biosensors in the livestock industry: an automated ovulation prediction system for dairy cows

Velasco-Garcia, Maria N. and Mottram, Toby (2001). Biosensors in the livestock industry: an automated ovulation prediction system for dairy cows. Trends in Biotechnology, 19(11) pp. 433–434.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0167-7799(01)01841-8
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Abstract

Biosensor technology can offer the livestock industry new types of monitoring and measuring devices of which the specificity, sensitivity, reproducibility, speed and ease of use exceed the current technology. Biosensors can be applied to the detection and identification of infectious diseases in livestock, contaminants and toxins in feed, therapeutic drug residues in animal husbandry and oestrus detection. Our team is applying biosensor technology to the livestock industry by developing a fully automated ovulation prediction system for dairy cows. The results from field-tests show that the progesterone biosensor can characterize the ovulation cycle of cows and detect pregnancy.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0167-7799
Keywords: biosensors; livestock industry; ovulation
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Life, Health and Chemical Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Biomedical Research Network (BRN)
Item ID: 3208
Depositing User: Maria Velasco
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2014 15:00
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/3208
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