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  • > 17.12.2018 - NEW: MegaLINE® BORRELIA IgG
    Improved LINE immunoassay

    The new MegaLINE® BORRELIA IgG is an improved LINE immunoassay for the detection of antibodies against Borrelia in the serum of dogs and horses:  

    MegaLINE® BORRELIA IgG

    - C6 and VlsE band: increased sensitivity + specificity

    - Mix conjugate: parallel analysis of dog and horse samples

    - integrated Cut off and function controls

    - visual or software supported evaluation

     

     

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  • > 14.11.2017 - Flexicult® Vet
    Qualitative detection and determination of resistance of bacteria in the urine

    Flexicult® Vet is an urinary culture test for the diagnosis of urinary tract infections in the dog and cat within 24 hours.

    - Identification and qualitative determination of the bacteria
    - Testing on susceptibility/resistance of the bacteria to 5 different antibiotics

    The gold standard for the diagnosis of urinary tract infections is culture. It is also recommended to plan the antibiotic therapy based on susceptibility/resistance.

    - Simple procedure
    - Reading and identification of the bacteria with colour chart
    - Fast indication on which antibiotics are useful for therapy

    Shelf life only 6 weeks at 2–8°C!
    Production of the plates every 3 weeks!

    The Flexicult® Vet is an agar plate with a large unit for the quantitative detection (CFU/ml, colony forming units per ml) and five smaller units each containing a specific antibiotic

    1. Ampicillin
    2. Amoxicillin
    3. Cephalotin
    4. Enrofloxacin
    5. Trimethoprim/Sulfamethoxazol

    Further information here.

    The test is only available in Germany, Austria and Switzerland!

     

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  • > 07.08.2017 - POCKIT™ FeLV: rapid on-site diagnostics
    PCR gives comparable results to virus isolation

    The feline Leukaemia is caused by the retrovirus FeLV and one of the most fatal cat diseases. The prevalence for FeLV infections in the last years decreases world-wide. The more important is a rapid diagnostics of the disease and the implementation of the related measures. These prevent a further spread of the disease and contribute to the eradication of FeLV in the long term. Many cats, however, develop a latent FeLV infection. Detection of pathogen is often negative in these cases. A proof of the provirus during latent infection is only possible with PCR.

    In a recently published study (Wilkes et al. 2017) it was shown that the POCKIT™ FeLV PCR test gives comparable results to virus isolation. For this purpose, 116 retrospective and 150 prospective plasma and serum samples were tested. With a sensitivity of 98% (prospective) or 100% (retrospective) and a specificity of 93.8% (prospective) or 98.6% (retrospective), the POCKIT™ FeLV delivers reliable results compared to virus isolation (golden standard).

    The rapid and simple execution of the POCKIT™ FeLV enables a rapid on-site diagnosis.

    POCKIT™ FeLV

     

    Rapid and sensitive insulated isothermal PCR for point-of-need feline leukaemia virus detection

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