Service supports the APHA by diagnosing animal diseases faster
The APHA is encouraging vets to use its online testing service in a bid to tackle animal diseases.
APHA’s Animal Disease Testing Service (ADTS) allows vets to submit animal sample data and request laboratory tests online no matter where they are in the field.
The service is designed to save vets’ time, support the earlier diagnosis of disease and improve access to sample results.
Dr Kirsty Line, head of surveillance and laboratory services, said: “Since its introduction, ADTS has provided practices better flexibility to submit animal sample data and improved access to results. This supports APHA by diagnosing animal diseases faster.”
She added: “The free postage feature, introduced in 2019, further reduces costs and additional work carried out by practices.”
Vets wishing to register for this service can do so at gov.uk or email AnimalDiseaseTesting@apha.gov.uk