The strongest, broadest global portfolio of diagnostic tools and services for production animals
Life Technologies animal health has been a driving force behind the recent advances in production animal diagnostics and is now one of the leading suppliers of modern diagnostic tools to veterinary laboratories around the world. Our range of diagnostic tools includes ELISA and PCR test systems which cover the most economically important production animal diseases. Our vision is to provide veterinarians and farmers with comprehensive diagnostic solutions and support which will help them diagnose health issues more quickly and accurately than ever before – and so enhance the health and productivity of the animals in their care.
Animal health spotlight
Thermo Fisher Scientific Expands Animal Diagnostics Business Through Acquisition of Prionics AG
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Prionics AG, a privately held animal health diagnostics company. Prionics’ product line of more than 50 diagnostic test kits, accessories and biochemicals expands the portfolio of animal health testing products under the Life Technologies brand.
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One of the companies at the forefront of veterinary diagnostics is Life Technologies, and according to Director of Product Development, Dr Kirk Adams, the future will see some exciting developments for veterinarians. “Next generation sequencing linked with the strength of bioinformatics will allow us to interrogate whole populations of bacteria, viruses and parasites in a way that we haven’t been able to do before. And there are other technologies that we are working on that will take us even beyond that”. View interview ›
Diagnostics at work
Swine sampling - Oral fluids
Oral fluids may be used to monitor animals with signs of disease, but are also useful for prognostic profiling, to estimate the circulation of pathogens in swine population. Prognostic profiling is not a diagnostic procedure and therefore oral fluid should not be used to rule out infections. Learn more ›
Swine sampling - Nasal swabs
Nasal swabs can be tested by culture for the presence of B. bronchiseptica and toxigenic P. multocida jointly causing progressive rhinitis atrophicans (pRA). A very careful interpretation is recommended when commensals of the upper respiratory tract, such as H. parasuis, M. hyorhinis, or S. suis, are found in nasal swabs. Learn more ›