The Pirbright Institute’s mission is to be the world’s leading innovative centre for preventing and controlling viral diseases of livestock and those that spread from animals to people. The Institute applies cutting-edge scientific research into viral diseases and their interaction with hosts and vectors to prevent and control viral diseases, protecting animal and human health and the economy. Pirbright provides the UK with its capacity to predict, detect, understand and respond to the threat of specific potentially devastating viral livestock diseases.  The Institute is home to ten reference laboratories which cover viral diseases of livestock including foot-and-mouth disease, African swine fever, bluetongue and lumpy skin disease.

Lillidale is proud to be working with The Pirbright Institute as the exclusive worldwide distributor of Peste-Test  – PPR Rapid Field Test.

Peste des Petits Ruminants Virus (PPRV) is a viral disease of sheep and goats.  Clinical signs may include: fever, congestion in, and discharge from, the eyes and nose, respiratory problems, erosive sores in the mouth, diarrhoea, possibly swelling of the lips and nodular lesions around the outside of the mouth.  The clinical signs can vary depending on the species of the host animal and the strain of the virus, and it can be difficult to distinguish from other diseases.  Delays in diagnosis incurred by sending samples for laboratory testing could lead to further spread of the disease.

The PESTE-TEST: PPR Rapid Field Test detects virus from superficial swabs and is fast and easy to perform, providing an accurate diagnosis at the pen-side within 20 minutes.  Please contact us for more information about this kit.

Click the link below for more information on the development of PESTE-TEST:

REFERENCE:  BARON, J., FISHBOURNE, E., COUACY-HYMAN, E., ABUBAKA, M., JONES, B.A., FROST, L., HERBERT, R., CHIBSSA, T.R., VAN’T FLOOSTER, G., AFZAL, M., AYEBAZIBWE, C., TOYE, P., BASHIRUDDIN, J.M BARON, M.D. (2014). Development and Testing of a Field Diagnostic Assay for Peste des Petits Ruminants Virus.  Transboundary and Emerging Diseases 61, 390 – 396.