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 […]


For the next few weeks, due to internal governance issues, when you request the MFIA M. hyopneumoniae test, we will use our MFIA PRRSV-M. hyopneumoniae test. You will be billed at the same price as the MFIA M. hyopneumoniae test alone, but you will receive the PRRSV results at no additional charge. If you do […]


Diarrhea in finisher pigs can result from a variety of causes, infectious or not. Among the infectious causes, we must particularly mention: viruses: Rotavirus, TGEV, PEDV, PoDCV bacteria: Salmonella spp, Lawsonia intracellularis, Brachyspira spp. Biovet already offers RT-PCR profiles for the following viruses: Rotavirus types A and C TGEV, PEDV and PoDCV We are pleased […]


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 […]