At this year’s IDF World Dairy Summit in Istanbul, Turkey our Bovine Pathogen Array (BPA) poster won top spot as the summits best poster, beating 100’s of other scientific posters. Our poster displayed our revolutionary new testing panel, Bovine Pathogen Array.
Bovine Pathogen Array is ground-breaking for the dairy industry. Allowing for the simultaneous detection of 6 most common pathogens found in dairy cattle today. Utilising the Biochip Array Technology, it can detect for the following pathogens –
- Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD)
- Bovine Herpesvirus I
- Neospora Caninum
- Fasciola Hepatica
The judging panel at IDF stated that our poster had won due to its unique nature of testing. They also commented on the new capabilities it will allow the diary industry to test for. The new Bovine Pathogen Array is capable of full DIVA capacity meaning therefore helps discriminate between antibodies generated as a result of natural infection or vaccination.
The pathogens detected on the BPA are classed as some of the most economically damaging to the dairy industry. Recent figures released have shown that the Bovine Viral Diarrhoea alone costs the UK economy approximately £60 million per year. These pathogens cause extreme pain to the cow which in turn causes loss of milk, meat and ultimately money.
Designed to suit the dairy industry the BPA test is available on the Evidence Investigator. The Investigator is a semi-automated system, capable of analysing up to 48 samples in under 2 hours, making it perfect for centralised laboratories and internal testing services.
The award winning Bovine Pathogen Array poster is available to download at https://www.randoxfood.com/publications/ and find out more information on the revolutionary testing platform at https://www.randoxfood.com/milk-analysis/bovine-pathogen/
Check out the IDF WDS 2019 – https://www.idfwds2019.com/en/