Reinventing Livestock Diagnostics

Imagine if livestock pregnancy testing was non-invasive, efficient, accurate and affordable

Agscent’s ground-breaking breath sensing technology is working to achieve just that.


Agscent’s Vision

Agscent is an AgTech business based in regional NSW, Australia with a vision for a world where farmed animals live without stress or pain.

Our focus is on developing non-invasive, easy to use animal health diagnostic nano-technologies which improve productivity, health and wellbeing of livestock and those who work with them.

With reproductive management being one of the most important economic variables in livestock production we have focused our technology initially on reproduction.  We know this because we live it every day – we have primary production in our blood.

We have developed a method of breath collection and analysis to identify specific volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in breath which are able to distinguish pregnant (wet) cows from not pregnant (dry) cows from day 16 post insemination.

We are also undertaking further research and development of our core technology on broader application to pigs and sheep with the potential to apply what we can do to disease detection such as bovine respiratory disease.

Our Technology

Removing the risk of a shoulder injury or being kicked when doing a rectal test, Agscent’s new technology, the Agritech Breath Diagnostic Device, will revolutionise cattle management in the Meat, Livestock & Dairy industries.

A superior alternative to the current options, our diagnostic device is a cost-effective solution that is non-invasive, efficient, and highly accurate. This cutting-edge technology allows producers to carry out pregnancy testing when it suits them, in a safe and accurate manner, without the need to rely on a veterinarian. This will result in increased productivity gains and improved animal welfare.

Why Breath?

The emerging area of science known as breathomics (breath diagnosis) is increasingly used in medicine to diagnose patients presenting with a variety of diseases. At Agscent, we are applying the lessons of human medicine to breath diagnosis principally in grazing animals.

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Over the years Agscent has partnered with various supporters in the agricultural industry, government, and numerous pastoral companies. Without their support, Agscent wouldn’t be we are today.