The BVDV-BDV dtec-RT-qPCR comprises a series of specific targeted reagents designed for Bovine viral diarrhea virus Border disease virus detection by using qPCR. Bovine viral diarrhea virus are enveloped, single-stranded, positive-sense RNA viruses members of the Pestivirus genus and belonging to the family Flaviviridae. It is considered one of the most significant infectious diseases in the livestock industry worldwide due to its high prevalence, persistence and clinical consequences. The most common consequences of Bovine viral diarrhea virus infection are respiratory and reproductive problems. In addition to the transient infection, when the virus infects a susceptible cow during a certain period of gestation can result in the production of a persistently infected fetus; capable of excreting large amounts of virus throughout their life. Transient infections include diarrhea, calf pneumonia, decreased milk production, reproductive disorders, increased occurrence of other diseases, and death. Both types, transient and persistently infected animals, can spread infectious virus and transmission occurs both horizontally and vertically. Virus is transmitted via direct contact, bodily secretions and contaminated fomites. The assay may detect the three described BVDV genotypes but, due to the observed genetic variability of this species, emerging genotypes and subtypes may differ from the ones used for the present design. Border disease virus, also detected, can cause a significant problem in flocks of sheep, causing abortion in affected animals or the birth of weak lambs.
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