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Trials were planned for 2020 to see if the Roboscientific Volatile Organic Sensor and Analysis technology can detect a range of targeted diseases in pigs. Diseases planned for examination were: African Swine Fever (ASF), Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) and Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED).
We have now started a first feasibility trial to detect PRRS in pigs in China as part of a trial organised by the Government funded catalyst organisation, Agri-Epi Centre.
It is hoped that we will be able to commence work detecting other diseases in pigs in 2022.