Biosecurity SA is speeding up the detection of footrot through a statewide 12 month trial into the cutting edge lamp medicated isothermal amplification or LAMP diagnostic process.
LAMP is a portable diagnostic technology that uses a single tube technique for the amplification of DNA. LAMP is an on-farm test that can give a diagnosis within 20 to 30 minutes. Results from currently available laboratory test processes can take several weeks.
As part of the trial, Biosecurity SA Animal Health officers will compare the LAMP process to other existing disease technologies. While this current trial focuses on footrot LAMP can also be used for other animal and plant disease detection, depending on the availability of suitable reagents.
For further information contact your nearest PIRSA Biosecurity SA Animal Health Officer.