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 toward 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.

 

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

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Testing Solutions

PCR


RealPCR™ BVDV RNA Mix—1.0 mL

Availability/Distribution: Worldwide

 

The IDEXX RealPCR™ BVDV Mix is used for the identification of bovine viral diarrhea virus RNA when combined with the shared reagents of the IDEXX RealPCR platform. Samples can be tested simultaneously with any other IDEXX RealPCR reagents using shared reagents and a single real-time PCR program.

 

RealPCR™ BVDV RNA Mix—1.0 mL

Part Number: 99-56610
(100 reactions)

  • Identification of BVDV RNA
  • Results in approximately 70 minutes
 

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: 99-0004324
(10 tests/box)

Part Number: 99-0003737
(50 tests/box)

  • Serum or 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 or ear-notch tissue samples
  • Erns antigen detection
  • Results in less than 2 hours
 
 

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