“Microchip-Induced Tumors in Laboratory Rodents and Dogs: A Review of the Literature 1990–2006”
by Katherine Albrecht, Ed.D.
Released November 19, 2007
Chip Implants Linked to Tumors
By Todd Lewan, TheAssociated Press, September 2007
By Barnaby Feder, The New York Times, September 2007
Recent developments in the area of RFID have seen the technology expand from its role in industrial andanimal tagging applications, to being implantable in humans. With a gap in literature identified between current technological development and future humancentric possibility, little has been previously known about the nature of contemporary humancentric applications. This paper utilizes usability context analyses, to provide a cohesive study on the current development state of humancentric applications, detached from the emotion and prediction which plagues this particular technology.
Recent advances in wearable sensors for animal health management
Biosensors, as an application for animal health management, are an emerging market that is quickly gaining recognition in the global market. Globally, a number of sensors being produced for animal health management are at various stages of commercialization. Some technologies for producing an accurate health status and disease diagnosis are applicable only for humans, with few modifications or testing in animal models. Now, these innovative technol-
ogies are being considered for their future use in livestock development and welfare. Precision livestock farming techniques, which include a wide span
of technologies, are being applied, along with advanced technologies like
microfluidics, sound analyzers, image-detection techniques, sweat and salivary sensing, serodiagnosis, and others. However, there is a need to integrate all
the available sensors and create an efficient online monitoring system so
that animal health status can be monitored in real time, without delay. This review paper discusses the scope of different wearable technologies for animals, nano biosensors and advanced molecular biology diagnostic techniques
for the detection of various infectious diseases of cattle, along with the efforts to enlist and compare these technologies with respect to their drawbacks and advantages in the domain of animal health management. The paper considers all recent developments in the field of biosensors and their applications for animal health to provide insight regarding the appropriate approach to be used in the future of enhanced animal welfare.