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Diagnostics and surveillance for animal diseases

Description of service: The institute offers laboratory testing for most of the animal diseases found in Zambia.

The full description of service: The institute uses a number of laboratory techniques in the diagnosis of animal diseases. These include serology, microscopy, culture and molecular techniques among others. The diseases diagnosed include diseases of national economic importance such as Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), Contagious Bovine Pleural Pneumonia (CBPP), African Swine fever (ASF), Rabies, Anthrax, etc. Others are management diseases that include East Coast fever (ECF), Brucellosis, Tuberculosis, Heartwater, Babesiosis, etc. In addition, CVRI is involved in the surveillance of emerging and endemic animal diseases such as Peste des Petit Ruminants (PPR), Rift valley fever, Avian influenza, Salmonellosis, African swine fever, Brucellosis and Tuberculosis. Furthermore, the institute has continued to screen animals that are meant for movement from one area to another to determine their disease status in order to prevent the spread of diseases.

Category: Veterinary services

User of service: Members of the public