Swine diseases field diagnostics toolbox

Gyula Balka

Gyula Balka: The international trade of live pigs and semen used for artificial insemination, the cross border migration of wild boars as well as contaminated pork products is causing continuous emergence and spread of transboundary diseases. Some of these, like African Swine Fever of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome are considered to be the most economically devastating diseases of the swine industry. Our project is aiming to provide a tool for the quick and reliable diagnosis of these diseases, which is essential for their control.

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Swine diseases field diagnostics toolbox

panayiota demosthenous

The increased population density in modern animal production systems has made them vulnerable to various transboundary infectious agents & diseases. During the last decades in the developed world, a reduction in the direct burden of livestock diseases has been observed, because of more effective drugs & vaccines. However, the total impact may actually be increasing, because in a highly interconnected world, the effects of diseases extend far beyond animal sickness & mortality.

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