Respiratory symptoms got you breathless? Try our equine respiratory PCR panel -- we test for 7 respiratory bacteria and viruses from 1 swab.

Neurological symptoms got you down? Try our equine neurological PCR panel -- we test for 5 neurological diseases from 1 CSF or tissue sample.

Diarrhea got you on the run? Try our equine GI / diarrhea PCR panel -- we test for 4 GI diseases from 1 fecal or swab sample.

Oh baby! Our equine breeding/abortion PCR panel tests for 5 diseases affecting breeding success from 1 swab or semen sample.

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For our international clients: Our DRY CARDS let you mail blood samples to Zoologix easily and cheaply from anywhere. Samples are small, light and stable at room temperature.

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Zoologix performs equine PCR tests for...

African horse sickness

Anaplasma phagocytophilum





Borna virus

Borrelia burgdorferi

Burkholderia mallei and pseudomallei

Clostridium difficile

Clostridium species

Contagious equine metritis (CEM)




Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE)

E. coli O157:H7

E. coli panel

Equine adenoviruses

Equine arteritis virus (EAV)

Equine hepatitis virus

Equine herpesvirus
type 1

Equine herpesvirus
type 2

Equine herpesvirus
type 3

Equine herpesvirus
type 4

Equine herpesvirus
type 5

Equine infectious anemia (EIA)

Equine parvovirus

Equine piroplasmosis

Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM)





Horsepox virus

Influenza type A

Japanese encephalitis

Lawsonia intracellularis


Lyme disease


Neospora caninum

Neospora hughesi


Potomac horse fever


Rhodococcus equi


Sarcocystis neurona

St. Louis encephalitis

Strangles (Strep equi)

Streptococcus pneumoniae




Taylorella equigenitalis

Theileria equi

Toxoplasma gondii


Trypanosoma equiperdum

Trypanosoma evansi

Venezuelan equine encephalitis (VEE)

Vesicular stomatitis

West Nile virus (WNV)

Western Equine Encephalitis (WEE)

Yersinia enterocolitica

Yersinia pseudotuberculosis

Genetic tests for...

Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis

Equine parvovirus PCR test

equine assay data sheet

Equine parvovirus (EqPV-H)

Test code: S0232 - Ultrasensitive qualitative detection of equine parvovirus-hepatitis virus (EqPV-H) by TaqMan real time PCR.


Recent research studies have linked the administration of an equine biologic product, such as tetanus antitoxin or equine plasma, to equine serum hepatitis (Theiler’s disease or idiopathic acute hepatitis) (Divers et al., 2018). Detailed analysis suggests the association of equine parvovirus-hepatitis (EqPV-H) with contamination of these biological products leading to equine hepatitis.

EqPV-H is hepatotropic and pathogenic but the great majority of recently infected horses develop only subclinical symptoms, mostly with only elevated serum liver enzymes for a few weeks. However, in clinically affected horses that show signs of lethargy, anorexia, jaundice, or neurologic symptoms, the mortality rate is almost 50%. About 1-2% of EqPV-H infected horses show these clinical signs.

EqPV-H is genetically more related to other ungulate copiparvoviruses than another recently identified equine copiparvovirus known as horse parvovirus–CSF.

In an attempt to eliminate the risk of equine serum hepatitis secondary to equine biologic product administration, equine-derived biological products may need to be tested for EqPV-H. Currently, detection of this virus by viral culture is not practical. Molecular detection by PCR is a sensitive and rapid method to identify the presence of this virus.


  • Help confirm the disease causing agent
  • Shorten the time required to confirm a clinical diagnosis of the presence of these viruses
  • Help ensure that horse populations are free of these viruses
  • Early prevention of spread of these viruses
  • Minimize human exposure to these viruses
  • Safety monitoring of biological products that derive from horses

Divers, T. J., Tennant, B. C., Kumar, A., McDonough, S., Cullen, J., Bhuva, N....Kapoor, A. (2018). New Parvovirus Associated with Serum Hepatitis in Horses after Inoculation of Common Biological Product. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 24(2), 303-310.

Specimen requirements: 0.2 ml whole blood in EDTA (purple top) tube; or 0.2 ml serum; or 0.2 ml fresh or frozen tissue; or 0.2 ml culture.

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 TaqMan real time PCR

Normal range: Nondetected

Equine parvovirus PCR test

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