AsurDx African Horse Sickness Virus (AHSV) Antibody Test

The AsurDxTM African Horse Sickness Virus (AHSV) Antibody Test Kit is designed for the detection of horse antibodies specific to African horse sickness virus (AHSV).


  • Detects AHSV antibodies of the IgG in horse serum/plasma;
  • Detects AHSV antibodies in all serotypes of AHSV specifically;
  • Procedures last less than 75 minutes;
  • Provides a simple, rapid, sensitive and cost-effective enzyme-based immunoassay (ELISA) screening method

*Availability/Distribution: Product is designed and developed by BioStone US Texas headquarter and manufactured/assembled by BioStone oversea subsidiaries or partners. Currently, the product is only available outside of the USA. Regulatory requirements vary by oversea countries; the product may not be available in your geographic area.


MethodCompetitive ELISA
Coated AntigenAHSV antigen-coated Plate
Incubation Time75 minutes
StorageAt least 12 months
Specificityhorse antibodies against all AHSV serotypes

Order Information

Catalog Number10081-0210081-05
Plates2 plates5 plates
Plate Format12 X 8-well strips12 X 8-well strips

About Disease

African horse sickness (AHS) is a highly infectious and deadly disease caused by African horse sickness virus (AHSV). AHSV is a virus of the genus Orbivirus belonging to the family Reoviridae. It commonly affects horses, mules, and donkeys. This disease can be caused by any of the nine serotypes of this virus.

AHS is not directly contagious, but is known to be spread by insect vectors. AHS is known to be endemic in sub-Saharan Africa, and has spread to Morocco, the Middle East, India, and Pakistan. More recently, outbreaks have been reported in the Iberian Peninsula and Thailand. Horses are the most susceptible host with close to 90%mortality of those affected, followed by mules (50%) and donkeys (10%). African donkeys and zebras very rarely display clinical symptoms, despite high virus titers in blood, and are thought to be the natural reservoir of the virus.