September 27, 2021


Dominican Republic now able to conduct diagnostics to detect ASF


The Dominican Republic's Official Commission for the Control and Eradication of African Swine Fever Outbreaks reported that the country has the necessary technology to carry out molecular biology diagnostics, which allows for the detection of the ASF virus and the delivery of test results to pig farmers in less than 24 hours.


The studies are carried out through the Central Veterinary Laboratory (LAVECEN).


The director of LAVECEN, Griselda Lopez, said that the laboratory has the necessary reagents and supplies to perform all the tests required by pig farmers throughout the Dominican Republic, so that the country no longer needs to send samples abroad, reducing the time in the delivery of test results.


- Ministry of Agriculture (Dominican Republic)