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IDEXX Trachitest Serum Screening Ab Test

Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR)/Bovine Herpesvirus-1 (BHV-1)

The IDEXX Trachitest Serum and IDEXX BHV1 Bulk Milk-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) test kits provide a rapid, simple, sensitive and specific method for detecting antibodies against bovine herpesvirus-1 (BHV-1).

* Availability / Distribution: Outside the U.S. 


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Test details


  • Serum or plasma samples (individual or pool of up to 10)
  • Short and overnight protocols
  • Monophasic format

Part numbers and sizes

IPT1132T (10 plates/strips) 

About Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR)/
Bovine Herpesvirus-1 (BHV-1)

Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR) is a highly contagious, infectious disease that is caused by bovine herpesvirus-1 (BHV-1). In addition to causing respiratory disease, this virus can cause conjunctivitis, abortions, encephalitis and generalized systemic infections. Although clinical findings may be highly suggestive of IBR, no real pathognomonic signs provide a clinical diagnosis for IBR. Therefore, laboratory confirmation is necessary to identify BHV-1 infection. Confirmation of exposure to BHV-1 is facilitated by measurement of antibody in serum, plasma or milk. Countries that have IBR control programs require IBR-free certification prior to shipping cattle to their regions. ELISA is the test procedure of choice in many European IBR programs.

* Not all products are available and/or registered in every country.