AsurDxTM Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) IgA Antibody Test Kit
The AsurDxTM Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) IgA Antibody Test Kit is designed for the detection of pig IgA antibodies specific to Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDV). Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) is caused by a coronavirus named Porcine Epidemic Disease Virus (PEDV). Two different types are recognised: PEDV Type I only affects growing pigs whereas PEDV Type II affects all ages including sucking pigs and mature sows. Type I is seen as a low level endemic disease while Type II is a more virulent strain that caused the death of over 1 million pigs in the USA in 2013-14, with up to 100% mortality seen in piglets less than 7 days old. The virus was first recognized in England in 1971. Since then, the disease has been identified in a number of European countries, and more recently in USA, China, Korea and Japan.
PEDV damages the villi (cell surface) in the pigs gut, reducing the amount of absorptive surface area which results in a loss of fluid, diarrhea and dehydration. Up to 100% of sows in a herd may be affected, showing mild to watery diarrhea after the PEDV enters a herd, but a strong immunity develops over two to three weeks and the colostrum then protects the piglets. PEDV may appear clinically to be the same as transmissible gastroenteritis (TGE) virus with acute diarrhea. PEDV is harmless to humans and other farm animals and is not a food safety risk.
The AsurDxTM Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) IgA Antibody Test Kit detects PEDV IgA antibodies in pig milk, serum/plasma. The AsurDxTM Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) IgA Antibody Test Kit provides a simple, rapid, sensitive, and cost-effective enzyme-based immunoassay (ELISA) screening method.
Catalog Number: 10056-02
(2 plates/24 strips/192 wells)
Catalog Number: 10056-05
(5 plates/60 strips/480 wells)