As you are certainly aware, Enzootic bovine leukosis (EBL) is the subject of a new prevalence study by Les Producteurs de lait du Québec (PLQ) using serological testing of bulk tank milk. In addition, it is the theme of a new PISAQ campaign orchestrated by the MAPAQ and the AMVPQ and intended to raise producers’ awareness of its impacts and control.
On the other hand, you may not know that it is Biovet that manufactures the ELISA kits (serum and milk) used in these actions. Indeed, Biovet kits are the only ones licensed by the CFIA for EBL screening. By the way, the serum kit is used by the CFIA laboratory in Saint-Hyacinthe for official testing.
SUBMITTING SAMPLES: individual blood or milk samples as well as pooled samples of 5 to 10 sera or 5 to 10 milks. *
The samples to be examined pooled must be submitted individually (the laboratory will take care of constituting the pools according to your instructions). Given the high sensitivity of the tests, it is important to be cautious to avoid cross-contamination between samples.
* Note: We do NOT test bulk tank milk samples. Only Lactanet has the algorithms to estimate the prevalence of reactor animals.
The results are returned as negative, suspicious (inconclusive) or positive with the ELISA % inhibition value.
The EBL ELISA test is performed from Monday to Friday.
The tests offered are:
- EBL ELISA (tIndividual test or pools**)
- EBL ELISA à prix spécial pour 25 échantillons et plus (Individual test or pools**)
- Health profile including EBL ELISA, Neospora caninum et Salmonella Dublin ELISA (Individual test only)
** Minimum of 5 samples and maximum of 10 samples.
For more information, feel free to contact us.