Reid Robertson wasn’t quite sure what he was looking at on the screen in front of him at the University of Arizona Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. The test should have returned a definitive negative – the preferred outcome – or a clear positive. This one was neither, and lurking in that grey area was a potentially devastating poultry condition called virulent Newcastle Disease.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, virulent Newcastle Disease, or vND, classified as reportable in the U.S., is one of the most infectious diseases of poultry in the world.
Read more at the source: Keeping Arizona’s Animal Agriculture Industry Safe