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Webinar Replay on Bioguard’s Facebook

The free access webinar “Canine and Feline Parvovirus Infection: Diagnosis Challenge at Different Stages of the Diseases in Clinic” was held on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022 at 7 PM (GMP +7). During the lecture, Dr. Yung-Tsun Lo shared the causes, symptoms, treatment and most of all diagnosis of parvovirus infection in dogs and cats. Also, he discussed the question- Why do CPV or FPV rapid tests show negative results in severe cases?

The webinar was very successful so, we thank you for participating in the event! You can watch the replay of the webinar by visiting our Facebook page on Feb. 25. Please click here or scan the QR code below. It is free to share the link with your friends or colleagues who might be interested to learn about the Canine and Feline Parvovirus.

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Protecting dogs from ticks infected with multiple diseases

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Source: Veterinary Practice News

Protecting dogs from the dangers of ticks is one of the most difficult challenges we face in modern veterinary medicine. While preventing fleas is a relatively straightforward process for both veterinarians and pet owners, ticks pose a series of threats all their own.

Unlike fleas, which present primarily as one predictable species (the cat flea), ticks come in a variety of species, each threatening pets with a unique set of behaviors, feeding habits and seasonality. And, as opposed to fleas who are predictably sensitive to the isoxazoline class of drugs, ticks vary in their susceptibility to active ingredients. For instance, the Lone Star tick is notoriously much harder to kill than many other tick species.

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Bioguard canine Babesia gibsoni Ab Test

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Babesia gibsoni is a tickborne protozoal blood parasite that causes hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, lethargy, and splenomegaly in dogs. Infected dogs may exhibit either peracute, acute, subclinical or chronic signs of disease. Severe cases may lead to organ failure and death.

Bioguard Canine Babesia gibsoni Ab Test is designed to detect anti-B. gibsoni antibodies in either serum, plasma or whole blood within 5-10 minutes. The test requires neither special equipment nor training. Turnaround time is far shorter than PCR tests. With its high sensitivity (96.29%) and specificity (91.66%), Bioguard Canine Babesia gibsoni Ab Test can help veterinarians identify dogs infected with B. gibsoni.

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Bioguard provides the best option for veterinarians to detect canine vector-borne diseases at different regions

Canine vector-borne diseases (CVBDs) are caused by a range of pathogens transmitted to dogs by blood-feeding arthropods, e.g. ticks, fleas, mosquitoes and sand flies. The CVBDs commonly diagnosed are anaplasmosis, babesiosis, bartonellosis, borreliosis, dirofilariosis, ehrlichiosis and leishmaniosis. Many of these diseases can cause serious, even life-threatening clinical conditions in dogs, with a number having zoonotic potential, affecting the human population

CVBDs represent a substantial diagnostic challenge for veterinarians because of the long incubation periods, non-specific clinical signs, and co-infections with multiple pathogens simultaneously. Therefore, veterinarians are increasingly identifying dogs with multiple simultaneous vector-borne infections that appear to be more likely to develop disease manifestations and can have more pronounced pathology involving internal organs. Since prevalent CVBDs are different in global distribution, veterinarians usually detect different CVBDs based on prevalence of CVBDs in their areas.

To meet the need for detecting CVBDs at different regions, Bioguard has developed different single and combo rapid tests for years. Currently, we provide single tests for detecting Leishmania Ab, Ehrlichia canis Ab, Babesia gibsoni Ab, or CHW Ag. Also, we offer one 2-in-1 and three 4-in-1 rapid tests that have been validated extensively for detection of antibodies to Leishmania infantum, B. gibosoni, Borrelia burgdorferi, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, A. platys, E. canis, and antigen of Dirofilaria immitis(heartworm). The specific CVBDs detected by Bioguard’s different combo test kits are listed in the table below.

Canine vector-borne diseases detected by Bioguard’s combo test kits

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Prompt diagnosis of dogs infected with these pathogens plays an important role in treatment and prevention of the disease.

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