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IDEXX BVDV Total Ab Test
Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus (BVDV)
The IDEXX BVDV Total Ab Test is an enzyme immunoassay (ELISA) designed to detect BVDV antibodies in serum, plasma and milk samples.
* Availability / Distribution: Outside the U.S.
- Serum, plasma or milk samples
- Overnight protocol with optional 2-hour assay
- Indirect format
Part numbers and sizes
99-44000 (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