The EAV dtec-RT-qPCR comprises a series of specific targeted reagents designed for Equine arteritis virus detection by using qPCR. Equine arteritis virus is a small, enveloped virus, with an icosahedral core containing a positive-sense genome RNA belonging to the genus Alphaarterivirus, the only genus in the Equarterivirinae subfamily. It is the causative agent of equine viral arteritis, a contagious disease highly species-specific and exclusively limited to equids (horses, donkeys, mules, and zebra). Exposure to virus can lead to extremely variable clinical signs. Equine arteritis virus infection can cause fever, lethargy, nasal discharge, conjunctivitis, urticaria and swelling of the limbs and under the belly. More unusual signs include spontaneous abortion in pregnant mares, and severe respiratory distress and death in young foals. Most horses will recover without incident although stallions can become carriers and lifelong shedders of the virus.
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