Leptospira interrogans serovar Bratislava has emerged as a major pig maintained infection worldwide (Ellis, 1992) responsible for serious economic loss. Infections can result in:
Diagnosis of Leptospirosis in pigs is extremely difficult, and is usually based on serology using the microscopic agglutination test (MAT) which has a low sensitivity for detecting past or current infection (Ellis et al, 1986 a & b). Leptospires persist in the kidneys and genital tracts of carrier swine and are excreted in urine and genital fluids, enabling transmission to other animals and posing a major occupational risk to human health. Linnodee has developed a highly sensitive competitive ELISA which incorporates a monoclonal antibody specific to serovar Bratislava. Ideal for herd screening, the test can detect infected animals and carrier swine.
|Assay Performance Data|
|Product code||Description||No of tests/kit|
|LPLK03||Linnodee Porcine Leptospira Bratislava ELISA (solid kit)||5 x 96 well solid plates|
|LPLSK08||Linnodee Porcine Leptospira Bratislava ELISA (strip kit)||2 x 96 well strip plates|