Livestock production has been confronted with several epidemics over the last decades
25% of Livestock in sub-Saharan Africa die due to highly contagious viral disease like East Coast Fever, Mastitis, and Foot and Mouth disease). 65% of livestock in Uganda predominantly cattle are susceptible to Foot and mouth disease which is a viral disease of cloven hooved animals (two toes), leading to huge losses in terms of livestock productivity thus negatively impacting households income.
We have developed Footmo Kit which is a hand held device that diagnoses Foot and Mouth Disease in livestock in hard to reach and under-served areas.
How the Solution Works.
The device is put in the mouths of a cattle and it detects the disease against the antigen content in the saliva and body temperature. This is done to assess the seven serotypes against antigens in saliva. The antibodies are detected correlated between the rate of decline of the antibodies and the presence of virus in probang samples.
The results in real time are then displayed to the farmer on the screen.
Competitive Advantage Over existing solutions.
- No cow flow restriction.
- Continuous measurement System has independent data capture.
- System is versatile.
- Inexpensive Portability.
- Easy Accessibility
- Ease of use
- Dairy co-operatives
- Public-private partnerships
- Local Government.