New technology to speed up detection of footrot disease

CUTTING edge technology is set to speed up detection of footrot in animals with a state-wide yearlong trial by PIRSA and Biosecurity SA.

Lamp medicated isothermal amplification, or LAMP, is a diagnostic process using a single tube technique for the magnification of DNA, and can provide results on the farm within 20-30 minutes rather than several weeks as with current laboratory test processes.

Biosecurity SA animal health officers will compare LAMP with other existing disease diagnosis technologies as part of the trial.

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