E.L.A. Howson, A. Soldan, K. Webster, M. Beer, S. Zientara, S. Belák, J.M. Sánchez-Vizcaíno, S. Van Borm, D.P. King & V.L. Fowler
This important limitation of centralised diagnostic testing has motivated the development of tools for the rapid, simple detection of livestock pathogens. Recent advances in the development of technologies for personalised human medicine have motivated the development of prototype diagnostic tests for a wide selection of diseases of livestock. However, many of these tests are not yet routinely used or commercially available. This paper critically reviews the most promising examples of such assays, and highlights the challenges that remain to transition these tests from applied research and development into routine use.