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IDEXX BVDV Ag Leukocytes Test
Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus (BVDV)
The IDEXX BVDV Ag Leukocytes Test is an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for the detection of bovine viral diarrhoea virus antigen in peripheral blood leukocytes, tissue samples, nasal swabs and cell cultures.
* Availability / Distribution: Outside the U.S.
- Leukocytes, tissues or nasal swabs
- Antigen-capture format
- Overnight protocol with optional 3-hour assay
Part numbers and sizes
99-43520 (5 plates/strips)
About Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus (BVDV)
Bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV) suppresses a cow's immune system, making the animal susceptible to a host of other infections. That's why BVDV is one of the world's most costly bovine diseases, with losses of $15–$88 per head from reduced herd productivity, health and reproductive efficiency.1
Stopping BVDV requires detecting and removing the infection source: persistently infected (PI) cattle that continually expose other animals to disease.
Because PI cattle often look healthy, a sensitive, specific diagnostic test is essential. Mistakes can be costly: whether it's removing a valuable animal from production or allowing an infected calf to join the herd.
Determining herd status is the first step toward a BVDV-free herd. IDEXX has a complete portfolio of BVDV tests, including antibody- and antigen-detection ELISAs for laboratories and rapid SNAP® and point-of-care tests for veterinarians. The IDEXX BVDV PI X2 Test and the rapid IDEXX SNAP® BVDV Antigen Test are USDA-licensed.
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1. Data on file at IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., Westbrook, Maine, USA