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FASTest TOXOPLASMA g

Toxoplasma gondii

Test applicable to: Dog and Cat

Sample: Whole Blood, Plasma or Serum

FASTest TOXOPLASMA g is a test for the qualitative detection of Toxoplasma gondii IgG antibodies in dogs and cats.

Test Principle

FASTest TOXOPLASMA g is based on an immunochromatographic “lateral flow” principle. T.gondii antibodies in the sample migrate along the nitrocellulose membrane and bind to fixed re-combinant T. gondii antigens conjugated with gold particles forming a pink/purple coloured TEST line (T). A correct test procedure will be indicated by a second pink/purple CONTROL line (C).

Toxoplasma gondii parasite

Toxoplasmosis is caused by the protozoan Toxoplasma gondii parasite which uses the cat as a primary host. Toxoplasma gondii infects a wide variety of other mammals and birds, and also humans can be infected which act as intermediary hosts.

Toxoplasma Hosts

Toxoplasma gondii infects a wide variety of other mammals and birds, and also humans can be infected which act as intermediary hosts.

Domesticated and wild cats are the primary hosts of this disease as the parasites life cycle is in the cat’s intestinal tract where it multiplies and is excreted via the cat’s faeces into the environment.

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MykodermoAssay DTM and MykodermoAssay Trio

MykodermoAssay DTM and MykodermoAssay TRIO

Test applicable to - Dog, Cat, Farm and Small Animals

Sample: Hair roots, Dandruff, Scabs and Skin Scrapings

Mykodermo Assay DTM is a classical dermatophyte ringworm test media in an agar slant vial format.
Mykodermo Assay Trio is an innovative petri dish format combining three of the most important dermatophyte culture media.

Simple Test Procedures with Fast Results

Both test formats ensure a fast confirmation of a clinically suspected diagnosis through colour change of DTM or DTM and ESA media, respectively. ESA is an optimised medium for the reliable visual and microscopic differentiation of dermatophytes and SAB/SDA, enables a faster growth compared to DTM and ESA.

Dermatophytosis (ringworm) is one of the most frequent infectious dermatoses in small animals (cats, dogs, and rabbits), horses and farm animals but also in humans (zoonosis). It is caused by dermatophytes, filamentous fungi which use keratin (skin, hair and claws) as a carbon source. The clinically most relevant species are Microsporum (M.canis, M.gypseum, M.pesicolor), Trichophyton (T.verrucosum, T.menta grophytes) and Epidermophyton.

In the case of a suspect ongoing dermatophytosis (spotted, patchy area of alopecia, often non pruritic), a specific diagnosis should be obtained by performing a culture using specific dermatophyte culture media.

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FASTest EHRLICHIA canis

EHRLICHIA canis

Test applicable to - Dog

Sample: Whole blood, Serum or Plasma

The FASTest EHRLICHIA canis test kit is a rapid immunochromatographic screening test for the detection of anti-Ehrlichia canis antibodies. It can be used with serum, plasma or whole blood up to 28 days after infection. The method employs a unique combination of a specific labelled antigen, which is conjugated on dye particles, and this protein is immobilized to the solid phase membrane.

Test Sample

As the test sample flows laterally across the membrane, the specific labelled antigen protein binds to the anti-Ehrlichia canis antibodies in the sample. Then, if the sample contains anti- Ehrlichia canis antibodies, the complex binds to the antigen on the solid phase in the TEST window (B) producing a pink-purple line. In the absence of anti-Ehrlichia canis antibodies there is no line in the TEST window (B). The liquid continues to migrate along the membrane and produces a pink-purple line in the CONTROL window (C) demonstrating that the reagents are functioning properly.

 

FASTest CRYPTO Strip - Cryptosporidium

CRYPTO Strip

Test applicable to - Dog, Cat, Cattle, Hedgehogs, Guinea Pigs, Sheep, Goats, Pigs & Reptiles

Sample: Faeces
 

Crypto Strip Test Principle

The FASTest CRYPTO Strip contains two unique monoclonal antibodies. Positive faeces samples contain Cryptosporidosis parvum surface antigens (SA) as well as all of its vegetative cycle forms. These antigens will react in the conjugate pad area with mobile monoclonal Anti-Cryptosporidosis parvum-Antibodies (Anti Cryptosporidosis parvum.-mAb) which are bound to red latex particles. Migrating along the nitrocellulose membrane these specific antigen-antibody-complexes are bound from fixed Anti-Cryptosporidosis parvum-mAb at the Test zone producing a more or less red Test line. This Anti-Cryptosporidosis parvum-mAb guarantees a high level of specificity for the aetiologic detection of Cryptosporidosis parvum.

The Correct Test Procedure

The correct test procedure is provided by the occurrence of an intense blue Control line at the Control zone. The intensity/width of the test line depends on the concentration of Cryptosporidosis parvum surface antigens in the test sample volume. Therefore, FASTest CRYPTO Strip does not depend on the presence of intact Cryptosporidisim parvum oocysts or its other vegetative forms.

FASTest CRYPTO strip is a valuable on-site tool for the diagnosis and treatment of Cryptosporidiosis in a wide range of animals.

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Surgicutt Vet H and Surgicutt Vet K

Buccal Mucosal Bleeding Time

Test applicable to: Dog or Cat

Sample: Whole Blood

Surgicutt Vet H (dog) and Surgicutt Vet K (cat)  is a useful in-clinic screening device for the identification of thrombocytic and vascular bleeding disorders in dogs and cats by measuring the Buccal Mucosal Bleeding Time.

Surgicutt Vet H enables the veterinarian to make a standardised incision (white lancet -1.0mm deep and 5.0mm long) in 1/1000 second, based on an easy-to-use and simple incision lancet technique. Surgicutt Vet K (yellow lancet - 1.0mm deep and 2.5mm long). This plastic device contains a sterile and fully automated retractable incision lancet. After planar placing on the mucosa the nearly painless incision is made automatically by simply pushing the trigger. Due to the automatic retraction of the steel blade after setting the incision, there is no possibility of injury to either the animal or the vet.

The BMBT (Buccal Mucosal Bleeding Time) is the time that passes once an incision has been made with the use of Surgicutt Vet H or K until haemostasis is present.

FASTest FIP - Feline Infectious Peritonitis

FIP - Feline Infectious Peritonitis

Test applicable to: Cat

Sample: Whole blood, Serum or Plasma

FASTest FIP is a rapid immunochromatographic ''lateral flow'' test for the detection of Feline Coronavirus antibodies in whole blood, serum or plasma of cats. FIP is usually a fatal disease which solely affects cats. It is believed that it is caused by a mutation of Feline Coronavirus (FCoV) now known as Feline Infectious Peritonitis Virus (FIPV).

FIP Research Studies

Latest research and studies have concluded that the FIP syndrome cannot be transmitted from cat to cat. It is a sporadic disease in domestic cats and wild cats who may be infected oronasally with the apathogenic Feline Coronavirus.

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FASTest AIV Ag

Avian Influenza

Test applicable to: Chickens, Turkeys, Geese, Ducks, Birds and Wild Birds

Sample: Faeces or Cloacal Material

FASTest AIV Ag veterinary testing kit is suitable as a screening test for the fast and simple detection of all AIV type A subtypes in suspicious poultry stocks.

FASTest AIV Ag provides the veterinarian with on-site confirmation of any clinical suspicion as well as the immediate initiation of epizootic mandatory measures preventing a possible threatening pandemic of the disease.

 

FASTest Distemper Strip

Canine Distemper

Test applicable to: Dog

Sample: Nasal/Ocular Discharge

FASTest DISTEMPER strip is a rapid immunochromatographic test for the detection of Canine Distemper Virus antigen in nasal and ocular discharge from infected dogs and other susceptible species. It is a highly contagious viral illness with no known cure to date. As well as domestic dogs, Distemper can affect certain species of wildlife including raccoons, wolves, foxes and skunks.

What causes Canine Distemper Virus?

Canine distemper is caused by a paramyxovirus that is highly contagious. Distemper should be considered in the diagnosis of any febrile condition in puppies with multisystemic manifestations. While the typical clinical case is not difficult to diagnose, the characteristic signs sometimes fail to appear until late in the disease. The degree of viraemia and extent of spread of virus to various tissues is moderate judged by the level of specific humoral immunity in the host during the viraemic period.

FASTest DISTEMPER Strip is a sensitive, reliable and specific immunochromatographic assay designed to detect canine distemper virus antigen in nasal and ocular discharge.

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FASTest FCoV Strip - Feline Coronavirus

FCoV Strip

Test applicable to: Cat

Sample: Faeces

FASTest FCoV Strip is a rapid immunochromatographic lateral flow test for the detection of Feline Coronavirus antigen and is only for use in cats.

Feline Infectious Peritonitis and Feline Coronavirus

Feline Coronavirus is a worldwide virus and can affect domesticated and wild cats occasionally causing a chronic and progressive, often fatal disease, called Feline Infectious Peritonitis. Feline Infectious Peritonitis occurs sporadically in cats infected with  Feline Coronavirus (FCoV) which has mutated into a FCoV variant (FIPV). Based on the latest scientific knowledge, a Feline Infectious Peritonitis infection is not transmitted from one cat to another.

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Cats in a multiple cat household

Like Feline Coronavirus antibody prevalence, Feline Coronavirus antigen shedding rates also vary considerably depending on the method of housing. Cats in a multiple cat household with 3 or more cats and use of a common cat litter box show highest prevalence. In such conditions as these Feline Coronavirus can be infectious up to 7 weeks. The main source of infection is Feline Coronavirus infected faeces.

Contracting Feline Coronavirus

Feline Coronavirus can be contracted through a number of ways especially if the cat is susceptible to the virus but can also be brought on by the following:

  • Stress
  • Overcrowding
  • Parasites
  • Sanitation Issues

FASTest LH

Lutenising Hormone

Test applicable to: Dog and Cat

Sample: Serum or Plasma

FASTest LH is a rapid immunochromatographic lateral flow test for the detection of Lutenising Hormone (LH) in the serum/plasma of dogs and cats.

Planning Whelping Date in Dogs

By determining the LH peak, the date of birth can be predicted precisely on +/- one day by addition of 65 days of average duration of a dog’s pregnancy. This will then enable the veterinarian or breeder to prepare all of the necessary precautions for an easy and uncomplicated birth.

FASTest LH is a reliable on-site screening test for both cats and dogs for differentiation between fertile/uncastrated (intact ovaries) and infertile/castrated (ovariectomy or hormonally castrated animals) as well as in the bitch for optimal determination of ovulation time, mating time, artificial inseminating time and also for determination of expected date of whelping.

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