Diseases associated with E. coli In swine, diseases associated with pathogenic Escherichia coli (E. coli) mainly affect piglets in the neonatal and post-weaning periods. In newborn piglets, the E. coli involved are essentially enterotoxin-producing strains (STa, STb, and/or LT) and possessing colonization factors (particularly F4, F5, and/or F6). These E. coli are called enterotoxigenic E. […]


Dear Customers, We have just been notified by the distributor of the Thermo Scientifickit ™ Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae ELISA Kit (formerly Dako), that it will not be available until December 2020. We’ll keep you updated on developments when they’re in place. Meanwhile, so we can offer you three options: MFIA* M. hyopneumoniae test from Biovet MFIA* […]


RT-qPCR PRRSV tests are probably the most widely used PCR tests in swine medicine. However, due to its genetic diversity and constant evolution, the PRRSV poses major challenges in this regard. Our specialists explain some of the problems they have encountered recently: Please feel free to contact us for further information!


The detection and culling of animals “persistently infected” by the Bovine Viral Diarrhoea virus (BVD) (PI for “persistently infected”) constitute one of the cornerstones of the control of infections caused by this virus (BVDV). We have prepared a document for you with the screening procedures with their different phases, the different diagnostic tests offered, which […]


Biovet is pleased to announce that the promotion for the FREE SRRP test with the MFIA M. hyopneumoniae test is extenteded until 15 August 2020. So when you ask for the MFIA M. hyopneumoniae test, we will use our MFIA PRRSV-M. hyopneumoniae test. You will be billed at the same price as the MFIA M. […]


Real-time PCR for detection of Clostridium chauvoei, C. septicum, C. novyi, and C. sordelii Clostridia are fastidious anaerobic, spore-forming, rod-shaped, Gram-positive bacteria. They are found either as living cells (vegetative forms) or as dormant spores. Their natural habitats are soils and intestinal tracts of animals and humans. Differentiation of the various Clostridium species is based […]


For the next few weeks, due to internal governance issues, when you request the MFIA M. hyopneumoniae test, we will use our MFIA PRRSV-M. hyopneumoniae test. You will be billed at the same price as the MFIA M. hyopneumoniae test alone, but you will receive the PRRSV results at no additional charge. If you do […]


Diarrhea in finisher pigs can result from a variety of causes, infectious or not. Among the infectious causes, we must particularly mention: viruses: Rotavirus, TGEV, PEDV, PoDCV bacteria: Salmonella spp, Lawsonia intracellularis, Brachyspira spp. Biovet already offers RT-PCR profiles for the following viruses: Rotavirus types A and C TGEV, PEDV and PoDCV We are pleased […]


We have received several requests for early bovine pregnancy tests of blood or milk. These tests can be performed from 60 days after calving and 28 days after AI. The accepted samples are (in order of preference): serum clotted blood (brown cap tube or other dry tube without preservatives) plasma (EDTA)* whole blood (EDTA)* milk […]


In recent weeks, several cases of swine dysentery associated with B. hyodysenteriae or “B. hampsonii” have been reported in Quebec. Many species of Brachsyspira have been identified in pigs: B. hyodysenteriae, B. innocens, B. pilosicoli, B. murdochii, B. intermedia, B. suanatina and “B. hampsonii’’ To date, however, only 4 species of Brachyspira have been formally […]

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