136/22 | Review Article | Veterinary Clinical Medicine

Point-of-Care Testing (POCT) Applications in Veterinary Medicine

Shikha Chaudhary, R.S. Sethi and Y.P.S. Malik

Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Science University, Ludhiana 141001, India

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal September 2022 : 99 (9) - pages 7 to 13
(Received: , Accepted: )


Surveillance and the diagnosis of animal diseases using conventional approaches is difficult as several times, the diagnosis might take long time, i.e. from days to weeks.Traditional disease monitoring models could be dramatically affected by the availability of point-of-care testing (POCTs), which allows quick identification of infectious illnesses in bed-side settings. In this review, POCTs have been described in brief, that can be performed near the patient. POCTs include various tests such as lateral flow assays (LFAs), dipstick tests, portable nucleic acid detection systems, etc. These tests are being employed in various veterinary disease diagnosis facilities that are discussed in the review. The importance of POCT in the early detection of a variety of veterinary diseases can lead to the prompt prevention of a number of disease outbreaks, as well as pandemic prevention globally.

Key Words: Point-of-care-test, rapid test, bed-side test, LFA

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