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The full posting on ProMed can be seen here - Archive Number 20061002.2821 Published Date 02-OCT-2006 Subject PRO/AH> Foot & mouth disease - UK (03): follow-up diagnostic methods

Professor Donaldson says in his post,

Extracts:

The moderator notes the following:

Source: DEFRA (Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs)

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Various Science Advisory Council recommendations make it clear that the development and use of diagnostic technologies is Defra's responsibility, not IAH [Institute for Animal Health] Pirbright's, and that decisions on policy priorities are the responsibility of the UK Government. Two UK DEFRA documents have been brought to my attention:

Recommendation 13 in
<http://www.defra.gov.uk/science/documents/SAC-ED_04_%207RecomendationsFinalv2.pdf> (2 September 2004) states: "Accurate pen side tests should be developed for the diagnosis of FMD in cattle and pigs. The Department should develop the capability to identify further research needs, including a review of current technology and the identification of novel future technologies." [Why sheep are not included is puzzling as they are the most difficult to diagnose in the field. - Mod.MHJ]

and item 14 in
<http://www.defra.gov.uk/science/documents/Microsoft%20Word%20-%20SAC-ED%20_05_%204%20Outstanding%20issues.pdf> (2 February 2005) says: "Defra should set out the timeframe for the development and validation work on pen side tests and provide an estimateof when these tests are likely to be available for deployment." --

Martin Hugh-Jones
ProMED-mail moderator

[From the start this thread stretched the normal ProMED-mail criteria for posting, but while some might claim that not all questions have been answered, this thread is now cut. - Mod.MHJ]

[See also: Foot & mouth disease - UK (02): follow-up diagnostic methods 20060927.2768
Foot & mouth disease - UK: follow-up diagnostic methods 20060924.2730]

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