LATEST PUBLICATIONS
SEARCA RPCL 2021 5
Novel Diagnostics for Transboundary Animal Diseases
SEARCA PRIM 2021 1
Agriculture Policy and Institutional Reforms in Lao-PDR: Experiences, Impacts, and Lessons
SEARCA RPCL 2020 4
The Use of Tannin for Enhanced Ruminant Production, Mitigation of Enteric Methane Emission and Alteration of Fatty Acid Profile in Beef
PB 2021-03
COVID-19 in the Philippines: Expanding the role and capabilities of the Philippine Coast Guard and the Philippine National Police
Featured Publication

Novel Diagnostics for Transboundary Animal Diseases

Jueco-Domingo, Clarissa Yvonne


This paper focuses on the development of rapid test kits for animals aimed at abating the high mortality losses brought about by insufficient disease surveillance and diagnostic systems and services. These are envisioned to improve investigation, diagnosis, and technical support for the control of animal diseases, particularly, in the Philippines. The author supervised projects that developed rapid test kits for important swine and poultry diseases, four of which were TADs. These rapid test kits detect the infectious antigen or the field virus responsible for the disease and not the virus used in modified live vaccines. The author’s projects developed dry RT-LAMP kits for ND, CSF, and PRRS viruses. These kits have a feature that significantly enhanced their specificity—the ability to differentiate infected from vaccinated animals. The latest test kit developed that combined two technologies was the ASFV Nanogold Biosensor test kit. It is very versatile and can be a tool for environmental monitoring of the pathogen (EMP) for biosecurity profiling of a farm before repopulation. This is in line with the Philippine Department of Agriculture’s hog repopulation program. All these rapid test kits are now manufactured and commercialized by a private company that offers diagnostic services using the test kits. It markets the kits to veterinary practitioners, commercial farm owners who would like to set up their own laboratory inside the farm, entrepreneurs who would like to venture into distributing the test kits, suppliers of disinfectants and vaccines, and animal health researchers (thesis students) in the academe. Those who prefer to buy and use the kits by themselves are provided with a short training by the company. To safeguard the spread of TADs, rapid sensitive screening tests should be in place for early detection toward timely implementation of prevention and control measures. Furthermore, the spread of TADs can be contained with continuous research and development for rapid sensitive tests.


SEARCA PRIM 2021 1  Agriculture Policy and Institutional Reforms in Lao-PDR: Experiences, Impacts, and Lessons
SEARCA RPCL 2020 4  The Use of Tannin for Enhanced Ruminant Production, Mitigation of Enteric Methane Emission and Alteration of Fatty Acid Profile in Beef
PB 2021-03  COVID-19 in the Philippines: Expanding the role and capabilities of the Philippine Coast Guard and the Philippine National Police
SEARCA ADN 2021 9-6  Municipal Agricultural Support in the Philippines: Has Devolution Led to Locally Responsive Performance?
SEARCA KEx 2021-1  Proceedings of the Parallel Session on the Regional Implications of the Philippine Rice Tariffication Law
PIDS Book 2021-02  Innovating Governance: Building Resilience against COVID-19 and Other Risks (Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Public Policy Conference 2020)
DP 2021-15  Clean Energy Technology in the Philippines: Case of the Electric Vehicle Industry
PB 2020-06  Digital Transformation and COVID-19: Policy Imperatives for Local Governments and MSMEs in the Philippines
PB 2020-04  COVID-19 in the Philippines: Potential Implications in Modernizing the Armed Forces of the Philippines
PB 2020-03  Setting up a Health Communication Strategy for Local Government Units during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Insights and Recommendations
PB 2020-02  Setting up a COVID-19 Community Response Strategy in Local Government Units: Immediate, Transitory, and Medium-Term Considerations for Planning
PB 2020-01  Setting Up a Community Response Strategy for Local Government Units: Practical Advice for Reorienting Existing Systems to Deal with COVID-19