The TryEqu epPCR comprises a series of specific targeted reagents designed for Trypanosoma equiperdum detection by using epPCR. Τrypanosoma equiperdum is a protozoan parasite that causes Dourine or covering sickness in horses and other animals in the family equidae. Phylogenies, revealed that T. equiperdum is close to Trypanosoma brucei, the causative agent of African trypanosomiasis. Dourine is a serious, often chronic, venereal disease of horses and other equids. This protozoal infection can result in neurological signs and emaciation, and the case fatality rate is high. No vaccine is available, and the long-term efficacy of treatment is uncertain. Unlike other trypanosomal infections, which usually need an arthropod vector, dourine is transmitted almost exclusively during breeding. Transmission from stallions to mares is more common, but mares can also transmit the disease to stallions. Diagnosing dourine can be difficult, especially where other trypanosomes are also present.
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