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 […]


New Biovet M. hyopneumoniae and PRRSV types 1 and 2 / M. hyopneumoniae Antibody Test Kits are now available. HIGHLY SENSITIVE AND SPECIFIC TESTS Swinecheck MP ® SRRP type 1 (EU) and 2 (AN), M. hyopneumoniae Swinecheck MP ® M. hyopneumoniae MAJOR ADVANTAGES Saves time, labour and materials ($$$) Requires minimal sample volume (50 μL of 1/100 serum dilution) The entire […]


As you know, the M. hyopneumoniae ELISA kit from Oxoïd/Dako will no longer be available for several months. Among the options we propose to replace this test, there is the M. hyopneumoniae MFIA, as well as the PRRSV type 1 – PRRSV type 2 – M. hyopneumoniae MFIA for those who want to test for […]


Dear customers, The Oxoïd company recently notified us that their ELISA M. hyopneumoniae kit (formerly Dako) will no longer be available for several months. Our last reagents in stock are depleted, so we can offer you three options: MFIA* M. hyopneumoniae test from Biovet MFIA* PRRSV type 1 and 2 – M. hyopneumoniae test from […]


In the past few months, we have developed several real-time PCR (qPCR) tests in multiplex format. Multiplex tests can detect multiple agents in the same reaction. With current equipment, we are limited to a maximum of 4 agents per multiplex test. One of the main advantages of multiplex testing is to reduce the cost of […]


Biovet is proud to announce that its serology laboratory has been certified by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) for Porcine Reproductive & Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV) Antibody Test Kit, ELISA method (SOP-SE-036). This is the ELISA method required by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to establish health certificates to export swine to certain […]


First commercial ELISA kit for detecting APP13 antibodies * Swinecheck APP13 major advantage is its excellent sensitivity. Porcine pleuropneumonia (PPP), caused by Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae (APP), leads to high economic losses in affected swine herds worldwide. A remarkable feature of APP is that its virulence greatly varies depending on the isolates. This results in clinical situations […]


Several cases of polioencephalomyelitis caused by Porcine sapelovirus (PSV) have been recently reported in Québec herds. Porcine sapelovirus (PSV) is an RNA virus in the family Picornaviridae. PSV is closely related to members of the Enterovirus genus and was previously known as porcine enterovirus 8 (PEV-8). Domestic and wild swine are the only known hosts […]


We want to inform you that we will soon offer a new real-time PCR (qPCR) test for detection of the PRRS virus. Like our previous qPCR, this test was developed in-house. The new test will still detect and differentiate type 1 (European) and 2 (North American) PRRS viruses in the same reaction. Although only type […]


The presence of certain bacteria in ready-to-use boar semen can detrimentally affect semen quality over time. Consequently, the use of contaminated semen may result in poor fertility (returns to oestrus) and endometritis (vaginal discharges) in recipient females. Most bacteria found in contaminated ready-to-use boar semen belong to the Enterobacteriaceae family. Among them, Serratia marcescens is […]