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Danish Test Can Save Millions of Cattle

24 August 2009

DENMARK - A group of Danish researchers has found a new test for foot and mouth disease that can save millions of cattle by determining whether anti-bodies are from the disease or a vaccination, according to

Foot and mouth disease is one of the most contagious and feared cattle diseases and in 2001 cost the lives of eight million cattle in Britain alone.

The new test is an anti-body test developed by researchers at the Veterinary Institute at Denmark’s Technical University. Although anti-body tests are not new, they have not previously been able to determine whether cattle have developed anti-bodies from the sickness itself, or whether the anti-bodies are the result of a vaccination.

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Source: Politiken.DK


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