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Diagnostics are technologies that can detect the presence of animal disease pathogens, disease indicators or parasites through sample (e.g. oral fluid, blood, stool, urine, etc) assessment

Diagnostics can support preventative strategies by offering disease tracking and tracing, allowing for actions like surge vaccination

Early diagnosis can reduce the duration and intensity of treatment needed while also protecting other livestock on the farm. In the home, this helps reduce the risk of zoonotic illness transfer between pets and the surrounding people