Antigenic Identification of Bird Tissue.
Final rept. 17 Jan 72-18 May 73,
TEXAS AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION COLLEGE STATION
Pagination or Media Count:
The objective of this research was to determine the feasibility of utilizing hemagglutination tests to identify bird species involved in bird-aircraft collisions birdstrikes. Because of the increased use of high-speed jets in both military and commercial aviation, air strikes and engine ingestion of birds have become a major flying safety problem. Identification of the bird species involved can have significant value in the development of countermeasures. Immunologic methods such as those examined here have the potential for rapid identification using minute residual quantities of avian blood.