Veterinary test tamaVet Multi 2TD giardia, cryptosporidium parvum for dogs and cats
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The tamaVet® Multi 2TD test is used for the rapid and reliable detection of antigens of the intestinal parasite Giardia lamblia (also: Giardia intestinalis / duodenalis) and the protozoan Cryptosporidium parvum in faeces of dogs and cats.
Giardiasis is a disease caused by the unicellular parasite Giardia lamblia (also known as duodenalis/intestinalis). Infection with pathogen cysts by oral absorption mainly takes place following environmental contamination with faeces and reinfection during grooming. The protozoan Cryptosporidium parvum is an enteric parasite, the infection is normally transmitted orally. Giardia infections are often asymptomatic in dogs and cats, though persistent and intermittent diarrhoea with light-coloured, foul-smelling faeces with mucus and blood admixtures can occur -especially in puppies, kittens and other young animals.
Vomiting occurs less frequently. A loss of appetite and emaciation can happen in acute- to chronic cases. As with giardiasis, Cryptosporidium parvum infection can lead not only to insufficient digestion, but also to abdominal pain, vomiting and fever. In immunosuppressed animals in particular, or in puppies and kittens, potentially fatal diarhhoea can occur.
The test is suitable for the early detection of suspected Giardia lamblia and Cryptosporidium parvum or in the case of clinical symptoms. Considering that the excretion is irregular and can also stop intermittently, repeated testing is recommended. At least three examinations of faecal samples over a period of about 4 to 10 days should be carried out.
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.
Cryptosporidium parvum<br /> Giardia
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Easy to use and easy to read. 1 set of instructions in English (graphically illustrated and simply explained) Specific antigen detection on site. Reliable test result within 10 minutes. High sensitivity and specificity. Can be stored at room temperature or refrigerated Delivery of a comprehensive and hygienic test system (test cassette sample swab sample tube with 1 mL buffer solution detailed instructions for use)