The AHV-1 epPCR comprises a series of specific targeted reagents designed for Anatid alphaherpesvirus 1 detection by using epPCR. Anatid alphaherpesvirus 1 (also known as Duck herpesvirus 1 or Duck enteritis virus) is a double stranded DNA virus belonging to the Alphaherpesvirinae subfamily into the Herpesviridae family. AHV-1 is responsible of causing the Duck plague, an acute disease with high mortality rates in flocks of ducks, geese and swans. Symptoms in individual birds include loss of appetite, decreased egg production, nasal discharge, increased thirst, diarrhoea, ataxia, tremors, a drooped-wing appearance, and in males a prolapsed penis. Mortality rates may reach 90 percent and death usually occurs within 5 days after onset of symptoms. If host organisms survive primary infection, they enter a latent stage lasting up to 4 years in which the virus can be spread. AHV-1 is spread both vertically and horizontally—through contaminated water and direct contact. Migratory waterfowl are a major factor in the spread of this disease as they are often asymptomatic carriers of disease.
Kit Content and Prices
GPS™ primers and probes are sold for research use only
All GPS™ Kits are available in F100 and MONODOSE Format
GPS™ reagents are compatible with all qPCR devices