Pilot 3: Use of rapid methods for animal health, animal welfare and food safety (dipstick test for Acute Phase Protein)
The main research objective is the development of a rapid test on Acute Phase Proteins (APPs) for animal health, animal welfare and food safety. This activity has three subtasks:
- Development of an APP rapid test at lab level.
- Implementation of the rapid test into pork production at farm level. The developed rapid test shall be implemented for on-farm use at living pigs to identify their health status. Aim of this approach is the incorporation of routinley APP monitoring in integrated quality systems that allows a sequential health analysis of pig stocks.
- Analysis of relationships between APP levels and meat quality traits based on studies of the universities of Bonn and Aarhus.
The team of the third pilot chain consists of the following partners: