Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus (BVDV)

 
 

Bovine viral diarrhoea 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 RealPCR™, 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.

 

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

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Testing Solutions

PCR


RealPCR™ BVDV RNA Test

Availability/Distribution: Outside the U.S.

 

The IDEXX RealPCR™ BVDV RNA Test Detection Mix is used for the detection of bovine viral diarrhoea virus RNA extracted from ear notches, whole blood (EDTA), serum or plasma (EDTA) and amplified using the IDEXX RealPCR™ Modular System. Samples can be tested in pools of up to 50 EDTA blood, EDTA plasma or serum samples and up to 25 ear-notch samples.

 

RealPCR™ BVDV RNA Test

Part Number: 99-56610
(100 reactions)

  • Ear-notch tissue, blood (EDTA), serum or plasma samples
  • Detection of BVDV-1, BVDV-2, border disease virus (BDV) and HoBi-like pestivirus
  • Results in approximately 70 minutes
 

RealPCR™ BVDV RNA Reagents

Availability/Distribution: U.S. and Canada only

 

The IDEXX RealPCR™ BVDV RNA Detection Mix Reagents are used for the detection of bovine viral diarrhoea virus RNA using the IDEXX RealPCR™ Modular System.

 

RealPCR™ BVDV RNA Reagents

Part Number: 99-56615
(100 reactions)

  • Identification of BVDV-1, BVDV-2, border disease virus (BDV) and HoBi-like pestivirus RNA
  • Results in approximately 70 minutes
 

ELISA


IDEXX BVDV PI X2 Test

Availability/Distribution: Worldwide

 

The IDEXX BVDV PI X2 Test is an enzyme-linked immunoassay for the detection of bovine viral diarrhoea virus antigen using convenient ear-notch sampling.

 

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IDEXX BVDV PI X2 Test

Part Number: 99-20859
(5 plates/strips)

  • Serum or ear-notch tissue samples
  • Antigen-capture format
  • Results in less than 2 hours
 

IDEXX BVDV Total Ab Test

Availability/Distribution: Outside the U.S.

 

The IDEXX BVDV Total Ab Test is an enzyme immunoassay designed to detect BVDV antibodies in serum, plasma and milk samples.

 

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IDEXX BVDV Total Ab Test

Part Number: 99-44000
(5 plates/strips)

  • Serum, plasma or milk samples
  • Overnight protocol with optional 2-hour assay
  • Indirect format
 

IDEXX BVDV Ag/Serum Plus Test

Availability/Distribution: Outside the U.S.

 

The IDEXX BVDV Ag/Serum Plus Test is an enzyme-linked immunoassay for the detection of bovine viral diarrhoea virus antigen in serum, plasma, whole blood and ear-notch tissue samples.

 

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IDEXX BVDV Ag/Serum Plus Test

Part Number: 99-43810
(2 plates/strips)

Part Number: 99-43830
(5 plates/strips)

Part Number: 99-43899
(30 plates/solid)

  • Serum, plasma, whole blood or ear-notch tissue samples
  • Antigen-capture format
  • Overnight protocol with optional 2-hour assay
 

IDEXX BVDV p80 Ab Test

Availability/Distribution: Outside the U.S.

 

The IDEXX BVDV p80 Ab Test is based on the principle of competition between the bovine antibodies and a peroxidase-coupled monoclonal anti-p80-antibody WB112. It can be used on different samples: bovine serum and plasma, bovine milk samples, ovine individual sera and pools of up to five sera for the detection of specific antibodies directed to the border disease virus.

 

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IDEXX BVDV p80 Ab Test

Part Number: P00645-5
(5 plates/strips)

 

Other


IDEXX BVDV Ag Point-of-Care Test

Availability/Distribution: Outside the U.S.

 

The Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus Antigen Point-of-Care Test detects bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV) in cattle, using ear-notch (or ear-tissue biopsy) samples.

 

IDEXX BVDV Ag Point-of-Care Test

Part Number: 98-29124-00
(10 point-of-care tests)

  • Ear-notch tissue
  • 10 lateral-flow devices with pipettes
  • Erns antigen detection
  • Results in 15–30 minutes
 
 

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