Combined test tamaVet Multi 2TC for cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and horses
Rotaviruses are the most important pathogens that cause severe gastrointestinal diseases, especially in young animals of various species. The virus infects intestinal cells and, after a short incubation period (12 hours to approximately 3 days), leads to drastic electrolyte shifts and to the death of cells with resulting insufficient digestion, caused in part by the enterotoxin NSP4. The consequences can include severe diarrhoea accompanied by extreme dehydration. Rotaviruses are amongst the most common pathogens that cause neonatal calf diarrhoea (NCD).
Disease caused by Clostridium perfringens is associated with increased proliferation in the intestine, with the formation of various toxins. The animals exhibit severe and sometimes bloody diarrhoea, or even potential death resulting from shock. As symptoms resemble those of rotaviruses and mixed infections, this test combination is recommended.
The test is suitable for the early detection of suspected infection with rotaviruses or in the case of clinical symptoms, as well as for the detection of Clostridium perfringens antigens in cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and horses.
If in doubt, contact a vet immediately and present your pet. If the rapid test shows a positive result, please take the test and the faecal sample to your vet.