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Molecular diagnostic methods help identify disease in livestock

Scientists have developed technology that can be carried to the field in a laptop suitcase to diagnose diseases in animals on the spot.

The joint division of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) are using molecular diagnostic methods,  once only available in laboratories.  Dr. Hermann Unger, Technical Officer of the IAEA’s Animal Production and Health Section, explained to VOA how the devices were developed.

Read more … (VOA)

2 thoughts on “Molecular diagnostic methods help identify disease in livestock

  1. Molecular diagnostics for forages need to be exploited too.Napier grass smut and stunt diseases is a threat to Napier grass in East Africa where the disease is spreading rapidly.

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