Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is a major infectious disease that affects the lungs and lymph nodes of ruminants, and can spread from animals to humans via aerosols or through the consumption of unpasteurized dairy products from an infected animal. An outbreak of bTB can contribute to significant economic consequences as a result of reduced milk yields, culling of herds, and restrictions on meat exports from affected areas.
Our bTB portfolio provides the only source for all official OIE-prescribed bTB tests. This comprehensive selection of bTB diagnostic solutions includes tuberculin purified protein derivatives (PPDs) for cattle skin tests and interferon-γ tests (BOVIGAM assays), which can be used separately or in combination with skin tests to yield objective, highly reliable results. The Applied Biosystems VetMAX M. tuberculosis Complex Real-Time PCR Kit can then be used to confirm suspicious results.
The BOVIGAM TB kit is the only bovine tuberculosis interferon-γ in vitro assay that is OIE-registered and has been validated by the OIE as the primary, stand-alone test for screening and confirmation in bTB-infected areas.
A world free of bTB may be realized when an appropriate combination of diagnostic tools such as our tuberculin PPD test, BOVIGAM kit, and VetMAX Real-Time PCR kit, are implemented to meet the goal of a bTB program by increasing test sensitivity and/or specificity according to local needs. The optimal application of testing schemes can help avoid unnecessary culling and lengthy farm closures, and may eventually help eliminate the occurrence of bovine TB worldwide.
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Contact a TB specialist for help with your specific TB program or for more information about the BOVIGAM TB test.
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has approved the registration of the BOVIGAM TB Kit in the OIE Manual of Diagnostic Tests and Vaccines for Terrestrial Animals 2015. It is the only bovine tuberculosis, interferon-γ in vitro assay that is OIE-registered, and it has been validated by the OIE as the primary, stand-alone test for screening and confirmation in bTB-infected areas. This diagnostic kit is used for bTB detection in cattle, sheep, goats, and buffalo, and is widely used in tuberculosis surveillance programs in Europe, North America, South America, Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand.
The test offers:
An updated version of the BOVIGAM test that delivers the same reliable quality, along with M.O.R.E. benefits:
M = More robust with improved repeatability for borderline samples
O = One component substrate
R = Reduced costs per animal due to flexible test capacity
E = Easy to use due to streamlined protocol
Optimize your local bTB program by choosing a combination of stimulants that satisfies your sensitivity and specificity requirements:
Reliable diagnostic solution for the rapid diagnosis of bovine tuberculosis in cattle.
Helps reduce costs for bTB programs
Fast and simple to use
Confidence in results
Our tuberculin PPDs have been used to manufacture the World Health Organization (WHO) reference standard, and are available in a kit for single intradermal comparative cervical tuberculin (SICCT) test and single cervical tuberculin (SCT) test.
* These are regulated products and require a special order process. For more information, email Prionics Lelystad BV at firstname.lastname@example.org