Laboratory-based Scanning Surveillance for Cattle Diseases in Great Britain

G. Watkins, E. Watson, Johanne Ellis-Iversen, G. Caldow

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Scanning surveillance (SS) is the term used for laboratory-based monitoring of disease trends and incidents. It is a collective, collaborative activity involving farmers, veterinary practitioners, laboratory-based veterinary investigation officers and a wide range of supporting professionals, all of whom benefit from the information that is generated and shared by this process. SS of cattle diseases in GB is characterised by a large number of diagnostic submissions and by sophisticated analysis of results. This enables changes in disease trends and possible new diseases and disease presentations to be detected and managed promptly.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCattle Practice
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)127-132
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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BCVA 2010


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