BVDV demands a confident response
Bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) suppresses a cow's immune system, making the animal susceptible to a host of other infections. That's why BVDV is one of the world's most costly bovine diseases for both dairy and beef producers, with losses of $15–$88 (£10–£60)1 per head from reduced herd productivity, health and reproductive efficiency.
Stopping BVDV requires detecting and removing the infection source: persistently infected (PI) cattle that continually expose other animals to disease.
Because PI cattle often look healthy, a sensitive, specific diagnostic test is essential. Mistakes can be costly: whether it’s removing a valuable animal from production or allowing an infected calf to join the herd.
The IDEXX BVDV Ag/Serum Plus Test Accurately Targets BVDV PI Cattle
The IDEXX BVDV Ag/Serum Plus Test is the only test based on the BVDV Erns antigen, a protein abundant in the blood and tissue of BVDV PI animals and stable under a wide range of environmental conditions.
Erns detection makes the IDEXX test robust, reliable and accurate.
- Detects BVDV infection in old or poor quality samples; no special sample handling required
- Appropriate for any cattle operation—dairy or beef
- Works with blood, serum, plasma and ear-notch tissue; allows veterinarians to request BVDV tests on samples collected for other tests
- Tissue samples show no interference with maternal antibodies; can be used even with newborns
- Detects BVDV genotypes 1 and 2 and all known field strains
- Demonstrates specificity >99.7% and sensitivity approaching 100% in tested populations
Familiar ELISA Format Fits Easily into Any Laboratory
- Requires no additional investment in training or equipment
- Supports manual, semiautomated or fully automated work flows for higher throughput and increased revenue
- Short and long protocols adapt to your laboratory’s schedule
Reliable Results Inspire Confident Decisions
Results from the IDEXX BVDV Ag/Serum Plus Test help producers make the
right decisions to protect their herds from BVDV.