Prospects for Australian emerging industries
Emerging industries play an important role in the Australian agricultural landscape, contributing to the national economy and helping meet changing global demand. This prospectus is...
Published: 29 Sep 2020
Author(s): Andrew Padula, Margie Bale
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This project describes the development and validation of a simple blood test for pregnancy detection in camels that can be performed safely, efficiently, and reliably at the point of capture. A simple method for obtaining blood from the jugular or facial vein of a camel and then analysing the serum or plasma for progesterone levels using a portable immunoassay analyser (miniVIDAS®) is described. This method both improves handler safety and the accuracy of pregnancy detection in camels.