Online testing service helps vets and APHA tackle animal disease
Launched today (15th July 2016), the Animal and Plant Health Agency’s (APHA) new Animal Disease Testing Service will ultimately replace an old, paper-based process for sending sample data to APHA and receiving results from surveillance and diagnostic tests. It should save time and work for vets, support earlier diagnosis of diseases and improve access to sample results.
Crucially, APHA will receive vital disease surveillance information much more speedily helping vets support their farm clients and tackle animal disease faster.
The new service has been launched in beta, which means APHA will closely monitor user feedback and behaviour to drive ongoing enhancements and improvements. The service has been designed and built around the needs of vets themselves, and has been tested by selected veterinary practices so should be fit for purpose.