K-State researchers detect ASF using on-farm test kit

K-State researchers detect ASF using on-farm test kit

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Simple on-farm ASF test kit passes clinical trials, is ready for commercial production, researchers say

A test kit developed by Silver Lake Research and Kansas State University recently demonstrated efficacy in detecting ASF in the blood of pigs in a laboratory setting, yielding 95% efficacy and just one false positive, according to Jürgen Richt, the regents distinguished professor of diagnostic medicine pathobiology at Kansas State University. The kits are being field tested in Vietnam and Cambodia, Richt said.