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.
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.
Border disease virus (BDV)
Bovine herpes virus type 1 (IBR or BoHV1)
Bovine herpes virus type 4 (BHV4)
Bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVD)
Brucella abortus and Brucella melitensis
Chlamydophila spp and Coxiella burnetii
Salmonella enterica spp.
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.
Real-time PCR enables sensitive and specific detection of 8 DNA pathogens:
The kit includes an internal positive control (IPC) and external positive control (EPC)
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.
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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