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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


New Bovine respiratory multiplex (BRM) qPCR kits are now available: MULIPLEX – FAST – EASY – CONVENIENT – RELIABLE Bovichek® BRM- Bacteria qPCR Bovichek® BRM- Virus qPCR MAJOR ADVANTAGES Easy. All necessary reagents included. Fast. Results obtained in less than 90 minutes. Muliplexed allowing the detection of multiple pathogens in the same well, saving cost […]


For your information, we have compiled the results of the bovine respiratory profiles made in 2019. The following 10 agents were searched for simultaneously using real-time PCR tests (quantitative PCRs): BoHV1 (IBR), BRSV, PI3, BoCV (Coronavirus), BVDV, Influenza D Mannheimia haemolytica (Mh), Pasteurella multocida (Pm), Histophilus somni (Hs), Mycoplasma bovis (Mb) It should be noted […]


Neonatal diarrhea in cattle can be caused by many infectious agents (viruses, bacteria or parasites). Identification of the agents involved is important in order to implement the appropriate control measures. We have developed a set of real-time PCR (qPCR) tests that target the following eight of the most important agents: E. coli K99 (F5), Salmonella […]


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 […]