A real-time PCR (RT-PCR) profile for the detection of Actinobacillus suis, Glaesserella (anc. Haemophilus) parasuis, Streptococcus suis, and Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae is now available from Biovet. As their names indicate, “suis-cides” diseases are life-threatening swine (“suis”) diseases (“cides”) caused by Actinobacillus suis, Glaesserella (anc. Haemophilus) parasuis, or Streptococcus suis. Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae can be related to this […]


Since autumn 2020, all samples submitted to us for rtPCR SRRP testing are examined parallel to the Tetracore kit (EZ-PRRSV MPX) and the Biovet “in house” test. We recently compiled the results of tests conducted at the end of 2020 on 1514 various samples (serums, oral fluids, processing fluids, lungs). The results obtained at the […]


Dr. René Lallier, President of Biovet, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Maryse Ménard, B.Sc. as a a swine/poultry sales representative. Mrs. Ménard started at Biovet in 2003 as au laboratory technician before she she accepted a position as an agri-food sales representative. Since 2008, she was part of the sales’ team and […]


Biovet is pleased to present the New 2021 Swine / Poultry User’s Guide and Fees. A few new features are added in this new edition: Guide for tubes and other sampling material Section of additional analysis including mycotoxin and GMO analyses • New tests are indicated by this symbol: Note that prices will be effective […]


We invite you to read the document regarding the use of oral fluids for the detection of antibodies directed against the PRRS virus. This document will explain you the reasons why we decided to change the interpretation of the results of the PRRS antibody test ELISA X3 (fluids) as following: S/P ≥ 0.8: POSITIVE S/P […]


DIAGNOSIS: Post-weaning diarrhea Salmonella typhimurium (STM) and enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) are two important agents responsible for diarrhea in weaners. Biovet now provides you with a profile consisting in two tests to detect these agents from feces: Detection of STM and Salmonella spp by rtPCR. This test determines the presence of STM or another salmonella […]


Biovet now offers an ELISA test for the detection of antibodies against Salmonella serogroupes B, C1, and D which include serotypes such as Typhimurium, Derby, Brandenburg, Agona or Choleraesuis. Previously, this test was sent to an external laboratory, resulting in a delay in the transmission of the results. Biovet will issue test results within 1 […]


Diseases associated with E. coli In swine, diseases associated with pathogenic Escherichia coli (E. coli) mainly affect piglets in the neonatal and post-weaning periods. In newborn piglets, the E. coli involved are essentially enterotoxin-producing strains (STa, STb, and/or LT) and possessing colonization factors (particularly F4, F5, and/or F6). These E. coli are called enterotoxigenic E. […]


Dear Customers, We have just been notified by the distributor of the Thermo Scientifickit ™ Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae ELISA Kit (formerly Dako), that it will not be available until December 2020. We’ll keep you updated on developments when they’re in place. Meanwhile, so we can offer you three options: MFIA* M. hyopneumoniae test from Biovet MFIA* […]


RT-qPCR PRRSV tests are probably the most widely used PCR tests in swine medicine. However, due to its genetic diversity and constant evolution, the PRRSV poses major challenges in this regard. Our specialists explain some of the problems they have encountered recently: Please feel free to contact us for further information!