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Techno-Vet may spot disease in remotest flocks

by 5m Editor
25 October 2005, at 12:00am

UK - High profile disease outbreaks such as BSE, foot-and-mouth and most recently bovine TB, have put the health of British livestock under the microscope and damaged consumer confidence. And, in an emerging EU and competitive trade market, the UK can ill afford to risk the reputation of its key commodities. As the farming community works to tackle the numerous threats to animal well-being, the tide will eventually turn as a result of innovative livestock surveillance technology - Techno-Vets. One of ADAS&#39; Blue Sky 35 predictions for the future of farming and the environment in 35 years&#39; time, the Techno-Vet concept is a way of managing livestock to allow for early disease detection. Early detection through surveillance is critical and could make the difference between one sick animal and a threat to an entire herd or flock. <i>Source: FWi</i>

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