Bovine Brucellosis

 
 

Brucellosis in cattle is a disease caused by Brucella abortus (B. abortus), a facultative, intracellular bacterium. The major mode of disease transmission is ingestion of B. abortus organisms that may be present in tissues of aborted fetuses, fetal membranes and uterine fluids. In addition, infection may occur as the result of cattle ingesting B. abortus-contaminated feed or water. Infection in cows has also occurred through venereal transmission of the organism by infected bulls.

Abortion is the outstanding clinical feature of the disease. If the carrier state develops in a majority of infected cows in a herd, the clinical manifestations may be reduced milk production, dead calves at term and a higher frequency of retained placentas. Disease in the bull may produce infections of the seminal vesicles and testicles, resulting in shedding of the organisms in semen.

Diagnosis is based on serological (serum/milk) and bacteriological procedures. While a positive bacteriological finding is the most definitive diagnosis, several weeks may be required to obtain final culture results. The success of disease eradication depends upon rapid and accurate identification.

Brucella abortus

Testing Solutions

ELISA


IDEXX Brucellosis Serum X2 Ab Test

Availability/Distribution: Outside the U.S.

 

The IDEXX Brucellosis Serum X2 Ab Test is an enzyme immunoassay for the detection of antibodies against Brucella abortus in individual serum and plasma, and pools of up to 10 individual serum or plasma samples of ruminants. The test kit includes chemical reagents (wash, substrate, stop solutions) that can also be used with kits that test for other abortive diseases (Q fever, neosporosis, toxoplasmosis, Chlamydia).

 

IDEXX Brucellosis Serum X2 Ab Test Information Brochure PDF icon

IDEXX Brucellosis Serum X2 Ab Test Information Sheet PDF icon

IDEXX Brucellosis Serum X2 Ab Test

Part Number: BAT1132T
(10 plates/strips)

  • Serum and plasma samples (individual or pool up to 10)
  • Short and overnight protocols (bovine, ovine)
 

IDEXX Brucellosis Milk X2 Ab Test

Availability/Distribution: Outside the U.S.

 

The IDEXX Brucellosis Milk X2 Ab Test is an enzyme immunoassay for the detection of antibodies against Brucella abortus in individual or pooled bovine milk of up to 250 cows. The test kit includes chemical reagents (wash, substrate, stop solutions) that can also be used with kits that test for other abortive diseases (Q fever, neosporosis, toxoplasmosis, Chlamydia).

 

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IDEXX Brucellosis Milk X2 Ab Test

Part Number: BAT1114T
(10 plates/solid)

  • Milk samples (individual or pool up to 250)
  • Short and overnight protocols (bovine)
 

IDEXX Brucellosis Serum Ab Test

Availability/Distribution: Outside the U.S.

 

The IDEXX Brucellosis Serum Ab Test allows for the analysis of individual sera or plasma samples and pools of maximal 10 sera or plasmas with same process, and according to the requirements defined in the modification project of the European Directive (CEE 64/432, modifications of Annex C dated on 21/03/2002). The kit detects in case of individual serology the international standards serum OIEISS at 1/150 dilution in negative serum and in case of pool of sera the OIEISS at 1/1500 dilution in negative serum.

 

IDEXX Brucellosis Serum Ab Test

Part Number: P04130-2
(2 plates/strips)

Part Number: P04130-10
(10 plates/strips)

  • Serum or plasma samples (individual or pool up to 10)
 

IDEXX Brucellosis Milk Ab Test

Availability/Distribution: Outside the U.S.

 

IDEXX Brucellosis Milk Ab Test

Part Number: P04210-2
(2 plates/strips)

Part Number: P04210-10
(10 plates/strips)

 

Other


Pourquier® Rose Bengale Ag

Availability/Distribution: Outside the U.S.

 

The Pourquier Rose Bengale Ag is a suspension of Brucella abortus (Weybridge 99 strain) inactivated by heat and phenol and colored with rose bengal stain in an acidified buffer. It is calibrated according to the principle defined by the 64/432/EEC to give a positive reaction with a dilution at 1:45 of the second international anti-Brucella abortus serum (OIEISS), while with a dilution at 1:55 it should be negative.

 

Pourquier Rose Bengale Ag

Part Number: P00215
(5x10 ml/1650 reactions)

Part Number: P00230
(100 ml/3300 reactions)

 

Pourquier® Brucellosis Negative Control

Availability/Distribution: Outside the U.S.

 

The Pourquier Brucellosis Negative Control can be used with the different agglutination antigens to detect brucellosis.

 

Pourquier Brucellosis Negative Control

Part Number: P00131
(1 ml)

  • 1 ml freeze-dried
 

Pourquier® Brucellosis Positive Control

Availability/Distribution: Outside the U.S.

 

This Pourquier Brucellosis Positive Control can be used with the different antigens and ELISA reagents to detect brucellosis.

 

Pourquier Brucellosis Positive Control

Part Number: P00130
(1 ml)

  • 1 ml freeze-dried
 

Pourquier® CFT Brucellosis Ag

Availability/Distribution: Outside the U.S.

 

The Pourquier® CFT Brucellosis Ag is a suspension of Brucella abortus (Weybridge 99 strain) inactivated by heat and phenol. It is calibrated according to the principle defined by the Council Directive 64/432/EEC to give 50% of fixation with a dilution at 1:200 of the second international anti-Brucella abortus serum (OIEISS).

 

Pourquier® CFT Brucellosis Ag

Part Number: P00120
(100 ml)

  • 100 ml of antigen
 

Pourquier Veronal Buffer (5X)

Availability/Distribution: Outside the U.S.

 

Pourquier Veronal Buffer (5X)

 

Pourquier Veronal Buffer (5X)

Part Number: P00121
(100 ml)

 
 

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