Contagious Equine Metritis/Taylorella equigenitalis


Contagious equine metritis (CEM) is a highly contagious venereal disease that causes temporary infertility and disrupts breeding. CEM is caused by Taylorella equigenitalis, a Gram-negative, microaerophilic coccobacillus that is transmitted primarily during mating.

Infected stallions and chronically infected mares are often asymptomatic. Acutely infected mares develop a profuse, mucopurulent vaginal discharge within days after breeding and typically return to estrus prematurely.

Many countries have strict import regulations to avoid the introduction of CEM. Its control depends upon early identification of infected carrier animals, followed by treatment or elimination from the breeding program.

Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM)

Testing Solutions



Pourquier® IFI Taylorella equigenitalis Pool of mAb

Availability/Distribution: Outside the U.S.

The Pourquier IFI Taylorella equigenitalis Pool of mAb allows for the rapid identification of the causative agent of contagious equine metritis (CEM) using genital swabs and immunofluorescence method.


Validated and certified by the OIE as fit for the purposes 
defined in the kit insert provided with this kit.
Registration number 20160111


Pourquier IFI Taylorella equigenitalis Pool of mAb

Part Number: P01410
(1.2 ml)

  • 1.2 ml pool of ready-to-use monoclonal antibody
  • 1.2 ml ready-to-use conjugate

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