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Samples needed for a new sheep scab test in Scotland

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The Moredun Research Institute and the Scottish Agricultural College are appealing for vets and farmers in Scotland to help them introduce a new diagnostic test for sheep scab.

Researchers at the Moredun have developed a diagnostic blood test that detects host antibodies specific to a recombinant antigen that is found only in the sheep scab mite Psoroptes ovis. The researchers say that this means …

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