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Chlamydophila psittaci

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Newcastle disease virus

Nipah virus

Ornithobacterium rhinotracheale

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Plasmodium species

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Porcine circovirus 1

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Porcine cytomegalovirus

Porcine endogenous retrovirus (PERV)

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Porcine lymphotropic herpesvirus

Porcine parvovirus

Porcine reproductive & respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus

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Porcine transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV)

Poultry respiratory panel

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Rift Valley fever virus

Rinderpest virus

Salmonella

Staphylococcus xylosus

St. Louis encephalitis

Streptococcus

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Teschovirus (Teschen-Talfan disease)

Tickborne encephalitis virus

Trichomonas/
Tritrichomonas

Vaccinia

Vesicular exanthema of swine

Vesicular stomatitis

Wesselsbron virus

West Nile virus

Yersinia enterocolitica

Yersinia pseudotuberculosis

...and more -- see the avian & livestock test menu for a complete listing of avian and livestock assays.

Bovine papular stomatitis virus PCR test

avian & livestock assay data sheet

Bovine papular stomatitis virus (BPSV)

Test code:
S0202 - Ultrasensitive qualitative detection of bovine papular stomatitis virus by real time PCR

 

Bovine papular stomatitis virus (BPSV) is a parapoxvirus associated with papular and erosive lesions on the muzzle, lips, oral mucosa and occasionally teats of cattle. Infected calves usually show more severe symptoms than older cattle. BPSV is usually spread by direct contact with infected cattle or saliva from an infected animal. People can be infected through close contact with infected cows; dairy farm workers sometimes become infected by handling lesions of an infected animal without gloves, allowing the virus to enter through broken skin or abrasions.

BPSV infection in humans usually results in proliferative lesions characterized by dermal edema and scab formation. Sometimes lesions are characterized by large nodules on the hands or face.

Clinically, BPSV-infected cattle have symptoms similar to those of foot-and-mouth disease. It is important that the two diseases are positively differentiated when symptoms are seen, because foot-and-mouth disease is highly contagious and can have very serious impacts on livestock over wide areas, requiring drastic control measures.

Traditional serological detection of antibodies to BPSV may not be suitable to confirm the diagnosis of BPSV infection because of cross-reactivity to antibodies to other viruses, such as lumpy skin disease virus and pseudocowpox virus. However, molecular detection by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is highly specific, sensitive and rapid, and is a good alternative to more traditional methods (Inoshima et al., 2000).

Utilities:

  • Help confirm the disease causing agent
  • Identify BPSV carriers
  • Help ensure that animal herds and populations are free of BPSV
  • Early prevention of spread of this virus among animals
  • Minimize human exposure to this virus
  • Safety monitoring of biological products that derive from animals

References:
Inoshima, Y., Morooka, A. and Sentsui, H. (2000) Detection and diagnosis of parapoxvirus by the polymerase chain reaction. J. Virol. Methods. 84:201-208.

Specimen requirements: Lesion swab, or 0.2 ml saliva, or 0.2 ml whole blood in EDTA (purple top) or ACD (yellow top) tube.

For specimen types other than those listed here, please call to confirm specimen acceptability and shipping instructions.

For all specimen types, if there will be a delay in shipping, or during very warm weather, refrigerate specimens until shipped and ship with a cold pack unless more stringent shipping requirements are specified. Frozen specimens should be shipped so as to remain frozen in transit. See shipping instructions for more information.

Turnaround time: 2 business days

Methodology: Qualitative reverse transcription coupled real time PCR

Normal range: Nondetected

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