Identifying infectious causes of ruminant abortion: Explore the latest insights

Repeated abortions in a herd or flock are a dramatic event for farmers and can have a severe economic impact on farming operations. A wide range of pathogens—some with zoonotic potential—may be the cause. The vast number of potential infectious agents makes fast and accurate diagnosis a challenge. 

Thermo Fisher Scientific offers a large portfolio of direct and indirect detection for 19 abortion pathogens

The key to correcting abortion problems is to identify the potential causes, in order to prevent future abortions. Combining PCR and serological diagnostic tools can help increase the elucidation rate of aborted cases.

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Real-time PCR

Agglutination test

Anaplsama phagocytophilum

 

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Border disease virus (BDV)

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Bovine herpes virus type 1 (IBR or BoHV1)

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Bovine herpes virus type 4 (BHV4)

 

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Bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVD)

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Brucella abortus and Brucella melitensis

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Campylobacter fetus

 

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Campylobacter spp.

 

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Chlamydophila spp.

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Chlamydophila abortus

 

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Coxiella burnetii

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Chlamydophila spp and Coxiella burnetii

 

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Leptospira hardjo

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Pathogenic Leptospira

 

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Listeria monocytogenes

 

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Neospora caninum

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Salmonella enterica spp.

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Schmallenberg virus

 

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Toxoplasma gondii

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Tritrichomonas foetus

 

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Advantages of a PCR multi-pathogens kit to search for height-abortive pathogens

The Applied Biosystems LSI VetMAX Screening Pack Real-Time PCR Kit, ruminant abortion is a PCR multi-pathogen kit to help you simultaneously detect different pathogens using a single sample. The abortion screening pack is ideal for a quick and easy way to diagnose infectious abortive agents.

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Real-time PCR enables sensitive and specific detection of 8 DNA pathogens:

  • Coxiella burnetii (detection and quantification)
  • Chlamydophila spp.
  • Anaplasma phagocytophilum
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Salmonella spp.
  • BHV4
  • Leptospira spp. (pathogenic strains)
  • Campylobacter fetus (fetus fetus and fetus veneralis)

The kit includes an internal positive control (IPC) and external positive control (EPC) 

  • Simultaneously detects 8 pathogens in one PCR run
  • 8 ready-to-use mixes and external positive control distributed in strip tubes
  • Simple, validated, and easily integrated workflow 
  • Real-time PCR kit of 25 tests
  • One sample type: vaginal swab or cotyledon swab form
  • 8 pathogens detection with one swab, one sample extraction, and one PCR run 

Identifying infectious causes of abortion

Repeated abortions in a herd or flock are a dramatic event for farmers and can have a severe economic impact on farming operations. A wide range of pathogens—some with zoonotic potential—may be the cause. The vast number of potential infectious agents makes fast and accurate diagnosis a challenge. Their identification is key to successful treatment or controlling strategies.

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Ruminant abortion: how to improve diagnosis

This webinar discusses how to help veterinarians adopt the right diagnostic approach to finding infective causes of abortion. The discussion includes details about state-of-the-art diagnostic methods that can help support the correct diagnosis of infectious causes of abortion, a multi-pathogen PCR kit to assist in the diagnosis, and a Belgian study that shows the benefits of a standardized panel of analysis.

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