Actiphage enables the accurate identification of live mycobacteria in a sample of blood or milk, enabling detection of bTB and Johne’s Disease at an early stage of infection. This will provide farmers and Vets with the information required to implement an effective disease management system.
By distinguishing live bacteria from dead bacteria, Actiphage can distinguish infected cattle from vaccinated, non-infected cattle, which allows it to act as a DIVA test, enabling the future development of an effective vaccine for mycobacterial diseases in cattle.
Commercial Director Jonnie Yewdall says: “We are delighted to be shortlisted for this award, which is so widely respected in the industry. bTB is a devastating disease but Actiphage provides the light at the end of the tunnel.”
Celebrating the innovative, determined and extraordinary farmers across all sectors, The British Farming Awards showcase the diversity and adaptability of the UK’s farming community.
The winners will be announced in-person at the National Conference Centre, Birmingham, on Thursday 21st October 2021.