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Animal research, Animal welfare, Scientific progress

24 - 06 - 2016

A new project supports animal health

Faced with the growing demand for animal protein, the European Union funded the RAPIDIA-FIELD project to help develop faster and cheaper diagnostic tests and infectious disease surveillance systems for farms. This could allow farmers to distinguish diseases with very similar clinical syndromes such as foot and mouth disease and classical swine flu, using a simple portable testing device.