Animal Profiling International

Animal Profiling International, Inc. (API), headquartered in Portland, Oregon is dedicated to the improvement of cattle health, performance, and management techniques for operators in the beef and dairy industries. Our industry experts provide the products and services that hands-on cattle managers need to make their jobs easier, more efficient, and more profitable. Healthy animals, healthy profits.

Products and Services
Our products are designed with a "management over medicine" approach that is useful to the entire cattle industry, and the welfare and safety of the food supply. API provides next business day results on all tests - enabling you to reduce expensive health costs and realize greater returns on your investments.

Diagnostic Tests and Services:

  • Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD) PI Tests - BVD PI (persistently infected) animals show up in 10% of all herds. Infected animals typically show no visible signs of illness but will continue to shed the virus at a very high rate throughout their lives

    API, Inc. uses the industry's latest and most effective analytical methods such as Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and Antigen Capture ELISA providing 99% accuracy and next business-day results. API also provides follow-up testing on all positive animals.
  • Bovine Leukosis Virus (BLV) Test - BLV, affecting 88.5% of dairy herds and 38.7% of beef herds in the United States, is the number one cause of condemnation at slaughter facilities. The virus has also caused the demise of many A.I. sires, resulting in the inability to sell breeding stock.

    API, Inc. uses an ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) for the detection of antibody to BLV. It is very accurate on either milk or serum. Test negative cows are BLV free.
  • Chute-side SNAP® BVD Test - The Chute-side SNAP® BVD test helps identify BVD-infected cattle in just 20 minutes, allowing for fast, easy and accurate testing for the detection of BVD. Ideal to have available for those times when you need an answer quickly to protect your herd.
  • EarlyPreg28 Pregnancy Test - EarlyPreg28 is a blood-based pregnancy test designed to detect pregnancy in cattle as early as 28 days post-insemination without invasive palpation.

    EarlyPreg28 offers cattle operations the unique opportunity to detect pregnancy earlier and with greater accuracy relative to traditional pregnancy testing methods while also eliminating risk to the fetus due to palpation or ultrasound trauma. Additionally, the test provides producers and operators further time flexibility, allowing them to test for pregnancy on their own schedules.
  • EasyPreg Pregnancy Test - EasyPreg is an accurate milk pregnancy test designed to confirm or detect pregnancy in cattle as early as 35 days post-insemination without invasive palpation.

    This pregnancy test offers cattlemen the unique opportunity to maximize the value and efficiency of collecting milk samples. Additionally, the test provides producers further time flexibility, allowing them to test for pregnancy on their own schedules.
  • Johne's Disease Test - The bacteria known to cause Johne's Disease affects 68.1% of U.S. dairy operations and 8% of U.S. beef herds. Lost productivity due to Johne's Disease alone is estimated to cost the U.S. dairy industry $200-$250 million annually.

    API, Inc. is an APHIS-Approved Laboratory for Johne's Disease testing and uses a USDA approved ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) for the detection of Mycobacterium paratuberculosis-specific antibodies in serum or milk of cattle.
  • Mastitis Profiling Service - New technology provides the solution for the mastitis problem with HIGH ACCURACY and QUICK RESULTS.

    API provides three mastitis testing programs using PCR technology:

    • Bulk Milk Surveillance
    • Fresh Cow/Heifer Screening
    • High SCC/Clinical Case Testing
    Our test requires only a small amount of pathogen DNA, dead or alive, for identification. Samples submitted for testing can be fresh, frozen or preserved. Even treated samples produce accurate results.
  • Neospora Test - Neospora caninum is a protozoal (Apicomplexan) parasite that is thought to be a leading cause of abortion and neonatal morbidity in dairy cattle.

    Since there is no known drug to cure a cow of Neospora, parasite control is based on culling positive animals, preventing entry of infected replacements into the herd, and preventing likely routes of horizontal infection. Since clinical signs of illness due to Neospora are undetectable, testing for the parasite is the only means of identification.
  • Animal Performance Index - Proprietary cattle profiling test used to provide the early detection of animals at-risk for Bovine Respiratory Disease. Information received also gives insight to antibiotic needs for an animal and more. Use to select low-risk animals to enter a natural beef program to maximize profit potential or target high-risk animals that need special attention to avoid death loss.

Contact us today to learn how we can improve your operation.

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