Top dogs can catch things too!  Our NEW dog show panel checks for 8 pathogens potentially transmissible at dog shows.

 Neuro symptoms getting on your nerves? Try our canine neurological panel - 6 neurological pathogens from 1 CSF sample; or our feline neurological panel - 5 neurological pathogens from 1 CSF sample.

Oh baby! Try our canine breeding PCR panel - 3 canine sexually transmitted diseases tested from swabs or semen samples.

Respiratory symptoms got you breathless? Try our canine respiratory PCR panel - we test for 8 canine respiratory pathogens from throat, nasal and eye swabs.

...or maybe you need our feline respiratory PCR panel -- 6 feline respiratory pathogens from throat, nasal and eye swabs.

Diarrhea got you on the run? Try our canine diarrhea PCR panel -- 8 major diarrheagenic agents from 1 fecal specimen...
...OR our 9-pathogen feline diarrhea PCR panel.

Not feeling sanguine about bloodborne pathogens in cats? Try our feline bloodborne PCR panel -- 4 major bloodborne pathogens from 1 blood sample.

Ticks bugging you? Try our tickborne disease PCR panel -- 7 major tickborne pathogens from 1 blood sample.

Just plain sick and tired? Try our canine anemia PCR panel or our feline anemia PCR panel -- detect and differentiate multiple anemia pathogens from 1 blood sample.

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Zoologix performs canine and feline PCR tests for...

Anaplasma phagocytophilum

Anaplasma platys

Aspergillus species

Aspergillus fumigatus



Baylisascaris procyonis

Bordetella bronchiseptica

Borrelia burgdorferi

Brucella canis


Canine adenovirus type 1

Canine adenovirus type 2

Canine circovirus

Canine enteric coronavirus (CCV1)

Canine distemper

Canine herpesvirus

Canine papillomavirus

Canine parainfluenza virus

Canine parvovirus

Canine pneumovirus

Canine respiratory coronavirus (CCV2)

Chagas disease

Chikungunya virus

Chlamydophila psittaci

Clostridium species




Cytauxzoon felis

Demodex gatoi mites

E. coli



Fading kitten syndrome

Feline calicivirus

Feline distemper

Feline enteric coronavirus

Feline foamy virus

Feline herpesvirus type 1

Feline immunodeficiency virus

Feline infectious anemia

Feline infectious peritonitis

Feline leukemia

Feline panleukopenia

Feline papillomavirus

Feline pneunomitis

Feline rhinotracheitis virus

Feline sarcoma virus

Feline syncytial virus

Francisella tularensis


Group G strep

Haemobartonella canis

Haemobartonella felis


Influenza type A

Lawsonia intracellularis



Lyme disease

Mange in cats


MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staph aureus)

Mycoplasma canis

Mycoplasma cynos

Mycoplasma felis

Mycoplasma haemocanis

Mycoplasma haemofelis

Neorickettsia helmintheca

Neospora caninum

Pasteurella multocida

Pneumocystis carinii



Reovirus screen

Rickettsia screen



Salmon poisoning disease

Sarcocystis neurona

Streptococcus, Group G

Streptococcus pneumoniae

Streptococcus pyogenes

Streptococcus zooepidemicus

Toxoplasma gondii



Trypanosoma cruzi


West Nile virus

Yersinia pestis

Yersinia pseudotuberculosis

Bordetella PCR test

dog and cat assay data sheet

Bordetella bronchiseptica

Test code: B0046 - Ultrasensitive qualitative detection of Bordetella bronchiseptica by real time PCR

B0046 is included in P0019 - canine respiratory panel and in P0020 - feline respiratory panel

Infection by Bordetella bronchiseptica is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in some common domestic animals, including dogs, pigs and rabbits. Infection of horses, seals, cats and humans have also been reported. In dogs, infectious tracheobronchitis is caused by B. bronchiseptica, canine adenovirus-2, and canine parainfluenza virus, or by co infections by combinations of these organisms. Infection can result in acute or chronic cough, ciliary impairment, local respiratory immunosuppression, and predisposition to secondary lower-respiratory infections. In animal shelters, this "kennel cough" in dogs represents a major management problem; it is readily transmissible, reduces adoption rates for affected animals, and requires intensive medical management. Dogs with infectious tracheobronchitis are euthanized in some shelters.

Tracheobronchitis, conjunctivitis and rhinitis (upper-respiratory tract disease), mandibular lymphadenopathy, and pneumonia have been reported in cats infected with B. bronchiseptica. Positive identification of B. bronchiseptica in cats is absolutely required to institute the appropriate treatment because upper-respiratory infection (URI) in cats can also be caused by herpesvirus, calicivirus, Mycoplasma species, and Chlamydia psittaci infection. It is believed that many cats could be carriers of the bacteria because many B. bronchiseptica culture-positive cats are clinically normal. When these cats are co-infected with other pathogens, URI will develop. Although it is not known how likely cats are to infect dogs with B. bronchiseptica, putative cross-species transmission of B. bronchiseptica has been described.

Timely detection of B. bronchiseptica is very important for surveillance of the disease and control of the bacterial infection. Early detection can be crucial to successful treatment of the disease with antibiotics and to control the spread of the disease. The conventional method of detection, by culture, is specific but lacks sensitivity. It also takes 3 to 7 days to obtain a result. Current serological tests do not differentiate the closely related Bordetella species. Only molecular detection by PCR can give both rapid and specific identification of B. bronchiseptica.


  • Help confirm the disease causing agent
  • Shorten the time required to confirm a clinical diagnosis of Bordetella bronchiseptica
  • Help ensure that animal facilities are free of B. bronchiseptica
  • Early prevention of spread of B. bronchiseptica among a facility
  • Minimize human exposure to B. bronchiseptica
  • Safety monitoring of biological products that derive from susceptible animals

Specimen requirements: Nasopharyngeal swab.

Contact Zoologix if advice is needed to determine an appropriate specimen type for a specific diagnostic application. For specimen types not listed here, please contact Zoologix 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 real time PCR

Normal range: Nondetected

Bordetella PCR test

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