Biovet now offers a new duplex qPCR assay for the simultaneous detection of porcine Circovirus type 2 (PCV2) and type 3 (PCV3).
In 2016, a new Circovirus (PCV3) was identified in the USA in cases of Porcine Dermatitis and Nephropathy Syndrome (PDNS) and abortions in sows as well as multisystemic histiolymphocytic inflammation in piglets. In these different cases, no other known virus (including PRRSV and PCV2) could be identified.
Since then, PCV3 has been identified in numerous countries, including Canada, China and several European countries. However the precise role of PCV3 remains so far to be clarified.
At Biovet, since May 2017, we offer real-time PCR (qPCR) to detect PCV3. This test will now be offered in duplex with PCV2.
The new duplex PCV2-PCV3 qPCR assay is now available and the test also includes quantification and typing of PCV2 (2a, 2b, 2d).
It will be performed once or twice a week.