When a large-scale animal-disease outbreak occurs, tracking its progress and performing diagnostic tests on thousands of diagnostic samples is a big challenge. To get the job done, it is very important that all the parties involved-Federal agencies and laboratories managed by State governments and universities-communicate and collaborate effectively. The National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) now forms part of a nationwide strategy to coordinate the work of all organizations providing animal disease surveillance and testing services.
NAHLN has elected to continue growing its network on the CoreSHIELD and LabDIR technology platform developed by Datastream Connexion and the National Center for Food Protection and Defense. The Network has been a terrific partner expanding capabilities within the system by providing the technical leadership team at DSCXN critical insight and direction. Over the next year we will be implementing innovative features to expand NAHLN's monitoring and response capabilities.