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FASTest CCoV Strip – Canine Coronavirus

Qualitative Detection Of Canine Coronavirus

Test applicable to: Dog
Sample: Faeces

FASTest Canine Coronavirus (CCoV) Strip is a rapid immunochromatographic test for the detection of Canine Coronavirus Antigen in dog faeces. FASTest Canine Coronavirus (CCoV) detects antigen in canine faeces simply and quickly in the clinic.

Fast Aetiological Diagnostics

Using the FASTest CCoV Strip test kit enables the veterinarian to determine the specific agent responsible for the diarrhoea and estimate the prognosis for single CCoV or a simultaneous infection with CPV and CCoV and to distinguish between CCoV infected and non-infected puppies in kennels.

FASTest CCoV Product Information

It is an invaluable diagnostic tool when used with FASTest Parvo (and possibly FASTest Giardia) when presented with a young dog with suspicious clinical signs.

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Why is it important to test for Canine Coronavirus?

Canine Coronavirus causes sporadic outbreaks of mild (often self-limiting) to severe enteritis and is known as the second most common etiologic agent of canine viral enteritis next to Canine Parvovirus. Dogs of all ages but especially puppies and dogs in kennels are susceptible to CCoV. CCoV is difficult to clinically differentiate from mild causes of CPV or other enteric diseases as clinical signs are similar.

Although Canine Coronavirus is less severe than distemper or parvovirus, it is important to get dogs tested for this disease. It is a highly contagious intestinal disease which can infect dogs worldwide. The way it is transmitted is normally faeces to oral, which means any uninfected dog can become infected by the licking, eating or drinking the infected dogs faeces or contaminated water. Canine Coronavirus can also strike at the same time as Canine Parvovirus and this will then result in the illness becoming more deadly compared to the dog contracting the viruses individually.

Not every dog will become infected and this can be influenced by several factors including:

  • The overall health of the dog
  • The dog’s immune system
  • Environmental factors including stress, dry or cold weather
  • The dog’s vaccination history
  • The Virulence of the virus

If all of the above are taken into consideration is it possible that the dog will not become infected and develops the disease but there is a chance of a dog which is exposed to a combination of various conditions becoming susceptible to the disease.

 

What are the symptoms of Canine Coronavirus?

Clinical signs are depression, fever, anorexia, vomiting and diarrhoea and can vary in severity from mild, or even undetectable, to fatal. Puppies are most susceptible and can often be infected with Canine Parvovirus as well as Canine Coronavirus when clinical signs can be very severe and mortality rates exceed 80%.

The incubation period for the disease is a short one and the vomiting and diarrhoea stage of the illness can appear within 1 – 3 days of the dog’s exposure to the disease.

Although there is no cure for Canine Coronavirus, an infected dog will need sufficient supportive treatment to usually make a complete recovery. The sick dog will need to be placed in a warm and comfortable environment and regularly monitored as they can suffer from dehydration.

 

Advantages of FASTest CCoV Strip

  • Stored at Room Temperature – Tests instantly available for use
  • Long Shelf Life – typically 18 months
  • Simple, fast 2-step procedure
  • Proven R.I.C. technology
  • Results in 5 minutes
  • Competitively priced

 

 

Cat NoDescriptionPrice
815FASTest CCoV x 5 Test Strips (Special Order)£51.50 (ex VAT)
810FASTest CCoV x 10 Test Strips (Special Order)£95.00 (ex VAT)

COVID-19 Update

As the impact of the new coronavirus disease, COVID-19, is being felt around the world, the well-being of our employees and their families is of the highest importance to us.

By putting the safety of our employees first, we have reduced our on-site staff to a minimum and we will endeavour to maintain our business operations to the highest standard possible.

We are carefully monitoring and following official guidance from the UK Government, Public Health England, WHO and CDC guidelines and in line with these; we are currently operating business as usual.

We are monitoring our stock levels on a daily basis ensuring a fair distribution of our products. We are fully committed to maintaining the supply of products during these unprecedented times.

From Monday 30th March, we will be open for orders from Monday through to Thursday and closing on Fridays:

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If you require any further information, please contact Vetlab Supplies Ltd Customer Services on 01798 874567 or email info@vetlabsupplies.co.uk.

Thank you to all our customers and suppliers for their support during these temporary measures.

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