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Diagnostic tests for the control of classical swine fever and foot-and-mouth disease in South-East Asia: An overview

Morrissy, C., Wright, L., Conlan, J., Goff, W., Colling, A., Hammond, J., Johnson, M., Blacksell, S. and Daniels, P. (2008) Diagnostic tests for the control of classical swine fever and foot-and-mouth disease in South-East Asia: An overview. In: Conlan, J., Blacksell, S., Morrissy, C. and Colling, A., (eds.) Management of classical swine fever and foot-and-mouth disease in Lao PDR : proceedings of an international workshop held in Vientiane, Lao PDR, 20-21 November 2006. ACIAR Proceedings No. 128. ACIAR, Canberra, Australia, pp. 65-73.

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Abstract

Classical swine fever (CSF) and foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) are two major trans-boundary animal diseases (TADs) having economic impact on the South-East Asian region. This paper describes the various diagnostic tests available for CSF and FMD, the limitations of each and their potential application in a low technology setting. The need to have complementary field and laboratory operations including suitable samples and transport methods are discussed, and examples are given. The importance of a quality assurance system to assess the accuracy and precision of diagnostic results is highlighted.

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Publisher: ACIAR
Copyright: © Commonwealth of Australia 2008
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/15988
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