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Validation of pulse oximeters in sheep

Barber’s Pole Worm (BPW) is a blood feeding intestinal worm of sheep that can cause significant productivity losses and result in death if left unattended. This investment seeks to provide proof of concept for the correlation of peripheral blood oxygen saturation data, collected via pulse oximetry, with the early signs of BPW infection. Establishment of proof of concept would provide the foundation for further research and development into practical on-farm pulse oximetry use for the management of BPW before it impacts animal health and welfare

Project date

4 Mar 2019-30 Jun 2020

Principal investigator

Janina Mckay

Research organisation

Dawbuts Pty Ltd

Project led by

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Other rural industries Sheep Wool

Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)

Australian Wool Innovation is a not-for-profit enterprise that conducts research, development and marketing along the worldwide supply chain for Australian …

Multiple industries
Other rural industries Sheep Wool
  • Location

    Australia wide

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

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