Animal Health Updates



In this issue: Avian science takes flight



New IDEXX RealPCR™ BVDV RNA Test standardizes PCR testing.*

IDEXX has expanded its bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) testing portfolio to include a new polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. The RealPCR BVDV RNA Test is the first test in a modular system that makes PCR testing more efficient by allowing customers to order individual components and run tests using standardized protocols.

“With traditional PCR testing methods, it can be a real challenge to monitor and control contamination,” says Christian Leutenegger, worldwide head of PCR, IDEXX. “The IDEXX RealPCR™ BVDV RNA Test has built-in quality controls and is supported by the IDEXX RealPCR™ Quality Control System, ensuring complete control at every level.”
The RealPCR BVDV RNA Test provides full strain coverage, detecting BVDV types 1 and 2, HoBi-like pestivirus (BVDV-3) and border disease virus. It uses a single fast cycling protocol (≤70 minutes) and has been designed to minimize waste through the use of electronic inserts and individual pouch packaging.
Offering both enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and PCR methods, IDEXX now has testing solutions to fit every need.

Discover how to get consistent, repeatable BVDV PCR results time after time.

*Available outside the U.S. and Canada only




Accessory kit simplifies collecting PRRS oral fluid samples

IDEXX Oral Fluid Collection Kits contain everything you need to collect samples easily and efficiently for the IDEXX PRRS OF Ab Test. Two kit sizes provide materials to collect 5 or 25 samples.
Curious about how to collect oral fluids? Watch this video.
For details or to order, contact your IDEXX sales representative.


Events Around the World


Cleveland, OH—September 8–9
North American Laboratory Managers Association (NALMA) Workshop and VCS Advisory Committee Meeting for Laboratories

Cairns, Australia—July 27–August 1
World Buiatrics Congress
Ghent, Belgium—August 4–August 6
North American Laboratory Managers Association (NALMA) Workshop and VCS Advisory Committee Meeting for Laboratories
Macomb, IL—September 9
24th Annual Swine Health & Production Conference
St. Paul, MN—September 15–16
Allen D. Leman Swine Conference
Albuquerque, NM—September 18–20
47th Annual Conference of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP)
Madison, WI—September 30–October 4
World Dairy Expo
Kansas City, MO—October 16–22
57th American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians/United States Animal Health Association (AALVD/USAHA) Annual Meeting


Introducing online ordering from IDEXX

Now you can order IDEXX Livestock, Poultry and Dairy products online, 24/7 in Western Europe, Scandinavia, Canada and the United States. It's fast, convenient and secure. Refer to the complete list of participating countries below.*
  • Upload orders and purchase IDEXX Livestock, Poultry and Dairy products online
  • Create templates for your most frequently ordered items
  • Establish standing orders that trigger regular deliveries based on your schedule
  • Request quotes for future orders and convert the quotes into orders
  • View your order history
  • Track your deliveries
  • View and download invoices
Of course, if you prefer, you can continue to call during standard business hours and speak directly with an IDEXX customer support representative.

Contact your local IDEXX customer support representative to get started today.

*Austria, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States, United Kingdom



Improved product inserts comply with the most current regulations

You may start noticing changes on our product inserts and labels. That’s because IDEXX is in the process of standardizing all of our livestock and poultry product inserts and labels to comply with the most current regulations from the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of classification and labeling of chemicals. The labels on the boxes that contain your tests may include new symbols and warnings; however, our products have not changed. We have taken this opportunity to improve our product inserts by consolidating and organizing information in a uniform way. This makes it easy to locate the information you need quickly, regardless of which IDEXX product you are using.
Please contact your IDEXX sales representative if you have any questions.

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