Electronic nose may save healthy dogs in Brazil
Today’s Video of the Day from Lancaster University explains how new research may prevent healthy dogs from being unnecessarily euthanized in Brazil.
Leishmaniasis is a tropical disease carried by sand flies that kills 300,000 people each year.
In Brazil, dogs that are suspected of carrying the disease-transmitting parasite are put to sleep. However, the blood test that is used is not 100 percent accurate.
A new test has been developed that allows an electronic nose to inspect a hair sample for infection. The new sniffer is very accurate and may save the lives of many healthy dogs.
Video Credit: Lancaster University