Since we started using our new Maldi Tof bacterial identification device, we have received many questions regarding the interpretation of testing reports mentioning various species of Staphylococci, such as S. chromogenes, S. simulans, S. xylosus, S. haemolyticus, S. epidermidis, S. cohni or S. sciuri. Before using the Maldi Tof device, we reported these species under […]


Biovet has just acquired a “Maldi Biotyper Smart System”, a bacterial identification machine using MALDI TOF MS technology. This device enables extremely fast and accurate identification of bacteria as soon as isolates are obtained. This is particularly useful for bacterial species difficult or impossible to identify with traditional methods, as is the case for coagulase-negative […]


Biovet now offers a new quantitative PCR profile for the diagnosis of abortion in cattle. In cattle, abortions normally occur at a relatively low rate of approximately 3% to 5%. Bovine abortions may result from numerous and varied causes—infectious and non-infectious. Infectious causes, however, are the most numerous and the most frequent. Among them, the […]


Recurrent cases of mastitis? What if the cause was in the bedding? Several bacteria present in bedding can cause so-called environmental mastitis. In particular, these are Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Streptococcus uberis When such cases of mastitis occur recurrently, testing the bedding may be useful for assessing its microbiological characteristics. Biovet offers you a […]


Biovet has recently developed a multiplex real-time PCR (qPCR) test to detect and differentiate the 4 of the most frequent species of coagulase negative Staphylococci (CNS) i.e. S. chromogenes, S. epidermidis, S. simulans and S. xylosus. The qPCR CNS test is a complementary tool to the culture and can help you to improve the control […]


Biovet wants to promote the diagnosis of respiratory infections in cattle. Based on the feedback from the field, it appears that attempts to diagnose these conditions often produce disappointing results. We believe that this can be due to several factors, including: • Samples taken too late, too few animals examined, samples from anterior rather than […]


Biovet souhaite promouvoir le diagnostic des infections respiratoires chez les bovins. D’après les retours du terrain, il apparaît que les tentatives de diagnostic de ces affections se soldent souvent par des résultats décevants. Nous pensons que cela peut être imputé à plusieurs facteurs, notamment: Échantillons prélevés trop tardivement, sur trop peu d’animaux, échantillons des voies […]


Biovet will now use a real time PCR test (qPCR) for the detection of the Enzootic bovine leukosis virus (EBL). This will replace our nested PCR test. The nested PCR method is very sensitive but long and difficult to perform (it is in fact two successive PCR) The sensitivity of the qPCR method is close […]


Biovet is now performing a real time PCR (qPCR) for Mycoplasma bovis. This will replace our regular PCR test (gel based) for Mycoplasma bovis and Mycoplasma spp. The M. bovis qPCR has a much greater sensibility than the regular PCR one (gel based). It is also easier to perform and produces quantitative results. The regular […]


Biovet is now using real-time qPCR instead of regular (gel based) PCR for Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus agalactiae, Streptococcus dysgalactiae, Streptococcus uberis and Mycoplasma bovis testing. The qPCR offer a much higher sensibility than the regular (gel based) PCR. They also produce quantitative results. For further information, please feel free to contact us.