The Central Luzon State University has formulated a new way to detect Newcastle disease to poultry. For farmers, it would not cost them big as they were made with affordability in mind.
Bureau of Agricultural Researchers announced the development. This test assay is rapid, simple, sensitive and very convenient to use by any adapting veterinary poultry practitioner or an animal diagnostician working in a laboratory with simple resources,” BAR said in a statement.
This feature also removes the fear of reagent degradation and assures that the diagnosis of Newcastle disease in local poultry farms in endemic areas would be faster thus, making it more convenient,” the BAR said.
“However, because of its very high sensitivity, the assay must be handled carefully free from contamination in order to get full efficiency of the dry RT-LAMP amplification,” it added.
Newcastle disease is a major concern in poultry, killing thousands of chickens annually.