|ELLIS, CHRISTINE - Animal And Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS), National Wildlife Center|
|STAHL, RANDAL - Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)|
|NOL, PAULINE - Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)|
|VERCAUTEREN, KURT - Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)|
|RHYAN, JACK - Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)|
|MCCOLLUM, MATT - Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)|
|VAN SICKLE, JONI - Colorado State University|
|LINKE, LINDSEY - Colorad0 State University|
|MAGNUSON, ROBERTA - Colorado State University|
|SALMAN, MO - Colorado State University|
Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/19/2012
Publication Date: 11/19/2012
Citation: Ellis, C., Stahl, R., Nol, P., Waters, W.R., Palmer, M.V., Vercauteren, K., Rhyan, J., Mccollum, M., Van Sickle, J., Linke, L., Magnuson, R., Salman, M. 2012. Use of electronic nose technology to identify cattle experimentally infected with Mycobacterium bovis: A pilot study [abstract]. American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians. p. 49.
Technical Abstract: Electronic nose technology has historically been utilized for the detection of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and semi-volatile compounds in air, soil, water, and for quality control in food, beverage and cosmetic industries. Breath analysis has been used experimentally in humans and animals to identify bacterial infection, sepsis, and gastrointestinal, neoplastic, respiratory tract, and urinary tract diseases. The source of VOCs present in the breath of affected humans and animals is unknown, but may include the infectious organism, inflammation, tissue necrosis, or other host responses. Study Objective: Determine if sorbent sample collection and electric nose technology could be used to differentiate between cattle experimentally infected with Mycobacterium bovis and healthy cattle via identification of VOC biomarkers in breath.