Good animal health practices and control of animal infectious diseases are not only necessary but are also increasingly important to anticipate, diagnose and prevent the spread of infectious diseases where there is close proximity between animals and people. An example of animal transmitted disease – zoonosis – was the pandemic caused a few years ago by the H5N1 avian flu virus in domestic poultry and humans. Consequently early diagnostics of infectious diseases in animals could be highly beneficial to the society as a whole. On the one hand it helps in improving the health and the general welfare of animals by treating at the disease’s onset stage and on the other hand it has also a positive impact on food safety and availability (milk, meat, eggs, ...). Furthermore they contribute to protect the human populations from harmful foodborne pathogens (e.g. Salmonella) and zoonoses (e.g. Rabies).

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