Realtime PCR: Bovine Coronavirus (BCoV)
A realtime PCR for the direct detection of bovine coronaviruses is now available at Laboklin. BCoV cause enteric and respiratory infections in cattle and wild ruminants: calf diarrhoea, winter dysentery in adults, and respiratory diseases in cattle of different ages.
Sample material: feaces, swab without medium (nose), tissue (lung)
CEM PCR profile
In accordance to the Council Directive 92/65/EEC we now offer CEM PCR profiles for stallions and mares. The CEM profile includes three/two single tests for Taylorella equigenitalis via PCR from the required locations.
For stallions swabs from the following sites should be tested:
- penile sheath (prepuce)
- fossa glandis
For mares swabs from at least the following sites should be tested:
- mucosal surfaces of fossa clitoridis
- and sinus clitoridis
For sampling and shipping it must be considered, that the swabs have to be placed in Amies transport medium and that the PCR have to carried out within 48 hours.
Diagnostic Colour Atlas of Pathology
This Diagnostic Colour Atlas of Bee Pathology is the first atlas
of its kind (bilingual german/english). This atlas provides the essential basics necessary for understanding the functional anatomy of honey bees and the pathogenesis of bee diseases. With its more than 350 colourful pictures it is an informative and descriptive reference book for the diagnosis of honey bee diseases to be used by pathologists, scientists, and students but also by interested beekeepers.
Order your edition direct here.