PictVet™ Mycoplasma bovis ELISA
Mycoplasma bovis is a bacillus bacterium which due to its lack of a cell wall is resistant to antimicrobial treatments and usual immune system defences. It is a primary cause of mastitis, arthritis, bovine respiratory disease, infertility, spontaneous abortions and keratoconjunctivitis.
Infected animals experience weight loss and a significant drop in milk production. Transmission is primary through mucosal and genital fluids. The spread of M. bovis throughout NZ since 2017 underscores the importance of animal movement tracing, on-farm biosecurity practices, and undertaking a surveillance testing and breeding programme.
To date, NZ is the only country to attempt an M. bovis eradication programme. Development of the PictVet™ Mycoplasma bovis ELISA was co-funded by the New Zealand Government’s Ministry for Primary Industries.
How healthy is your herd?
Knowing when an animal is sick can be difficult. They will mask signs of weakness for as long as they can. Early diagnosis is key, so we’re working with industry groups and government agencies to design, manufacture and deliver innovative diagnostic solutions enabling a more informative approach to herd management and breeding programs.
The PictVet™ Mycoplasma bovis ELISA kit utilises PictArray™ multiplexed technology to detect disease presence multiple M. bovis biomarkers per test well.
The PictVet™ M. bovis ELISA kit aims to demonstrate higher sensitivity, faster throughput, and reduced turn-around time, in order to provide a better approach to disease control.
By utilising multiple biomarkers, the PictVet™ M. bovis ELISA will demonstrate superior diagnostic performance over existing single biomarker tests
Highly sensitive testing is essential to:
- Accurately identify infected animals as early as possible.
- Facilitate improved on farm and national biosecurity
Suitable for bulk or individual milk and serum samples.
The PictVet™ Mycoplasma bovis ELISA Kit will be commercially available in Q4, 2023.
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96-well plate format. Available in kits of 5 plates (static plate or 8-well slides).