Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus (BVDV)

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, with losses of $15-$88 per head from reduced herd productivity, health and reproductive efficiency.1

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.

Determining herd status is the first step towards a BVDV-free herd. IDEXX has a complete portfolio of BVDV tests, including antibody and antigen-detection ELISAs for laboratories and rapid SNAP® and Point-of-Care tests for veterinarians. The IDEXX BVDV PI X2 Test and the rapid IDEXX SNAP® BVDV Antigen Test are USDA-licensed.

 

Reference
1. Data on file at IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., Westbrook, Maine, USA.
BVDV Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus

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Testing Solutions

ELISA


IDEXX SNAP® BVDV Antigen Test

Availability/Distribution: U.S./Canada only

 
The IDEXX SNAP® BVDV Antigen Test helps identify BVDV-infected cattle in just 20 minutes to prevent the spread of BVDV. Test all newborn calves, replacements and bulls to ensure the safety of the entire herd.

 

IDEXX SNAP BVDV Antigen Test
 

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IDEXX SNAP® BVDV Antigen Test

Part Number: 99-20105
(10 tests/box)

  • Serum and ear-notch tissue samples
  • Erns antigen detection
  • Results in 20 minutes
 

IDEXX BVDV PI X2 Test

Availability/Distribution: Selected Markets

 

The IDEXX BVDV PI X2 Test is an enzyme-linked immunoassay (ELISA) for the detection of bovine viral diarrhea virus antigen using convenient ear-notch sampling.

 

IDEXX BVDV PI X2 Test

Part Number: 99-20859
(5 plates/strips)

  • Serum and ear-notch tissue samples
  • Erns antigen detection
  • Results in less than two hours
 

IDEXX BVDV Total Ab Test

Availability/Distribution: Outside the U.S.

 

The IDEXX BVDV Total Ab Test is an enzyme immunoassay (ELISA) designed to detect BVDV antibodies in serum, plasma and milk samples.

 

BVDV Total Ab Test Informational Brochure PDF icon

Milk Sampling Information Brochure PDF icon

IDEXX BVDV Total Ab Test

Part Number: 99-44000
(5 plates/strips)

  • Serum, plasma or milk samples
  • Overnight protocol with optional two-hour assay
  • Indirect format
 

IDEXX BVDV Ag Leukocytes Test

Availability/Distribution: Outside the U.S.

 

The IDEXX BVDV Ag Leukocytes Test is an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for the detection of bovine viral diarrhea virus antigen in peripheral blood leukocytes, tissue samples, nasal swabs and cell cultures.

 

IDEXX BVDV Ag Leukocytes Test

Part Number: 99-43520
(5 plates/strips)

  • Leukocytes, tissues, nasal swabs
  • Antigen-capture format
  • Overnight protocol with optional three-hour assay
 

IDEXX BVDV Ag/Serum Plus Test

Availability/Distribution: Outside the U.S.

 

The IDEXX BVDV Ag/Serum Plus Test is an enzyme-linked immunoassay (ELISA) for the detection of bovine viral diarrhea virus antigen in serum, plasma, whole blood and ear-notch tissue samples.

 

BVDV Ag/Serum Plus Test Info Sheet PDF icon

BVDV Ag/Serum Plus Test Protocol PDF icon

IDEXX BVDV Ag/Serum Plus Test

Part Number: 99-43810
(2 plates/strips)

Part Number: 99-43830
(5 plates/strips)

Part Number: 99-43899
(30 plates/solid)

  • Serum, plasma, whole blood and ear-notch tissue samples
  • Erns antigen detection
  • Short and overnight protocols
 

IDEXX BVDV p80 Ab Test

Availability/Distribution: Outside the U.S.

 

The IDEXX BVDV p80 Ab Test is a blocking ELISA. It can be used on different samples: bovine serum and plasma, bovine milk samples for the detection of specific antibodies directed to bovine viral diarrhea virus, and ovine individual sera and pools of up to five sera for the detection of specific antibodies directed to the border disease virus.

 

Milk Sampling Information Brochure PDF icon

IDEXX BVDV p80 Ab Test

Part Number: P00645-5
(5 plates/strips)

  • Serum, plasma, milk
  • Blocking format
  • Short and overnight protocols
 

Other


IDEXX BVDV Ag Point-of-Care Test

Availability/Distribution: Outside the U.S.

 

The Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus Antigen Point-of-Care Test detects bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) in cattle, using whole-blood, ear-notch (or ear-tissue biopsy), serum or plasma samples.

 

BVDV Ag Point-of-Care Test Info Sheet (Dairy) PDF icon

BVDV Ag Point-of-Care Test Info Sheet (Beef) PDF icon

IDEXX BVDV Ag Point-of-Care Test

Part Number: 98-29124-00
(10 Point-of-Care Tests)

  • 10 lateral-flow devices with pipettes
  • Whole-blood, ear-notch tissue, serum or plasma samples
  • Erns antigen detection
  • Results in 15–30 minutes
 

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