The Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae ELISA Oxoid/Dako kit, which many considered the reference in Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae serology, became unavailable in 2020 before being permanently withdrawn from the market in 2021. We have recently compared 3 serological assays that could possibly replace the Oxoid/Dako test i.e.: IDEXX ELISA test, IDEXX M. hyo Ab www.idexx.com/en/livestock/livestock-tests/swine-tests/idexx-m-hyo-ab-test Hipra ELISA test, CIVTEST® […]


Following the PRRS Forum organized by the CRIPA and the PRRS workshop held by the AVIA, we received questions regarding two diagnostic techniques and found it useful to give a brief update. CLAMP sequencing When a sample contains a mixture of PRRSV strains, sequencing by the Sanger method is usually able to sequence only one […]


At Biovet, for several years, we have been offering identification of PCV2 genotypes 2a, 2b and 2d by means of a multiplex RT-PCR test. Most of the samples submitted to us are sera from farms without clinical signs attributable to PCV2. Recently, we compiled genotyping results for the last 24 months: See the document For […]


Porcine parainfluenza virus type 1 (PPIV-1), recently renamed Respirovirus 1, is an enveloped RNA virus belonging to the genus Respirovirus in the family Paramyxoviridae. Our specialists provide you with the very first results of a study they recently undertook on the prevalence of several respiratory pathogens, including Influenza A, B, C and D viruses, PRRS […]


As you undoubtedly know, Biovet offers MFIA-based (Multiplexed Fluorescing Immuno Assay) tests allowing detection of the presence of antibodies against PRRSV types 1 and 2 and/or Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae in porcine serum. In the first five months of 2021, we have examined more than 2,000 samples using the MFIA PRRSV & M. hyopneumoniae test. The test […]


DFor the past several years, Biovet has made ELISA tests available to measure the levels of PAGs in the blood and milk in cattle. . In Quebec, the Conception company’s DG29 and DG milk tests must be mentioned. However, IDEXX’s tests (Alertys Pregnancy Tests) are those that have been the most studied and are the […]


The latest quarterly report from the MAPAQ Cattle Network (1st quarter 2021) reported a case of purulent bronchopneumonia caused by Bibersteinia trehalosi in a dairy cow and several respiratory episodes associated with this bacterium in North America over the past 10 years. Originally identified in 1959 as a particular type of Pasteurella haemolytica, this bacterial […]


Influenza viruses are divided into four types: A, B, C and D. Influenza A viruses are the most common and can infect humans, swine, cattle, birds and many other animal species (Henritzi and al, 2019; Zhang and al, 2019). Influenza B viruses mainly infect humans, but they can also occasionally infect swine (Takatsy and al […]


For several years, Biovet has collaborated with the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) reference laboratory for influenza A of the National Center for Foreign Animal Diseases (NCFAM) of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) in Winnipeg. We regularly provide them with positive samples for the swine influenza type A virus (VIA) to feed their […]


OUR LATEST TESTS As an innovative partner of veterinarians, Biovet is constantly implementing new tests, useful documents and more. Here are some of our novelties in recent months: Suis-cides” and swine erysipelas (PCR) New 2021 User’s Guide – Swine/Poultry Post-weaning STM and ETEC profile Salmonella Ab ELISA – New in-house test Digestive Colibacillosis in piglets […]

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