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UK Scientists Have New Test

12 January 2009

UK - Scientists at England’s Institute of Animal Health have announced the development of a new, testing system for foot-and-mouth disease. Nigel Ferris, with the institute, say that producers can easily use the rapid test on their own animals.

According to a news article, by taking a small sample from suspected animals the new testing equipment can give a positive or negative answer within 10 minutes.

The small, hand-held device is based on the same equipment that is used for human pregnancy tests, "This is the biggest breakthrough in the fight against for and mouth in the last 50 years," say the scientists.

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Source: Pork


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