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cELISAs sold by VMRD are licensed for use in defined species. For instance, the test for antibody to Anaplasma is approved for use with bovine serum samples. ...
Antigenic variation is a result of changes in the protein sequence of agents which are caused by changes in the nucleic acid sequence that determine which ...
Two kinds of antemortem samples are most often examined; blood smears and conjunctival smears. Thin smears of whole blood or (preferably) buffy coat cells ...
Cure for Background with IFA for Dog and Cat Viruses and Other Agents. Because of the presence of bovine origin products in vaccines, dogs and cats develop ...
Culture cells to confluency in a 25cm2 flask. Pour off medium; add back 10 ml of serum-free media. Using a cotton swab, scrape off about half of the cell ...
Heavy chain specificity may be confirmed by preincubation of sera in 0.1 M 2-Mercaptoethanol. The procedure is as follows: Dilute sera in PBS (four-fold ...
Brucella canis IFA substrate slides were used in parallel with the tube agglutination test (TAT) to test 488 canine samples submitted to the Texas Veterinary ...
Bovine Virus Diarrhea Virus (BVDV) is not as easily detected by FA in chronic cell culture infections as it is in acute infections. One example is observed ...
Bartonella henselae has recently been identified as a major cause of cat scratch disease in humans.1-3Seropositivity of affected humans to Bartonella spp. ...
Malignant Catarrhal Fever Virus Infection of Domestic Cattle and Other Susceptible Ruminants The often fatal lymphoproliferative and inflammatory disease ...
The aim of this experimental trial was to study viraemia and immune response in local breeds of sheep and goat, in order to evaluate their possible role in ...
To the Irish March 17 was St. Patricks Day, but for me it was a major milestone for VMRD and for me personally. We received a USDA product license for our ...
Perhaps you have long suspected that somewhere, concealed deep within the labyrinth of Microsoft Excel, lies an easy way to make your computer translate your ...
Cattle persistently infected with Anaplasma marginale are a major reservoir for transmission of anaplasmosis. This is because a main mode of transmission is ...
According to the third edition of Veterinary Virology (1999), Canine distemper is the most important viral disease of dogs, producing high morbidity and ...
A survey of 93 dairy and five beef herds from five regions of the United States revealed that at least one cow in 90% of the herds was seropositive for ...
In the last issue (VMRD Newsletter, April 2004) we saw how to use Microsoft Excel to calculate positive / negative values from optical density (OD) results ...
Equine piroplasmosis is a tick-borne hemoparasitic disease of horses caused by Babesia equi, B. caballi or both. Piroplasmosis is known to be endemic in ...
The complement fixation (CF) test is sometimes used for detection of antibody to infectious agents in domestic animals. There is a major problem with the use ...
Whats in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. It might smell as sweet, yes, but it would be much harder to remember. In ...
HOW ELISAWARE(tm) CAME TO BE For many years VMRD customers have been requesting a software program that would support our ELISA assays. The development ...
It is often useful to know the titer of antibody in a serum for comparison with sera taken earlier or later from the same animal or for other purposes. The ...
In 1995, when we first tested the Clostridium chauvoei antiserum that serves as the raw material for our C. chauvoei conjugate, vehement expostulations ...
EIA is still clearly a threat; however the threat is less than in the 1970s. The overall percentage of EIA positive horses among those tested in the United ...
Many of our customers have considered and some have asked about published sensitivity and specificity data Bovine Leukemia Virus Antibody Test Kit, ELISA ...
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