Determination of antibody levels in canine serum is of value both for diagnostic purposes, and for testing older animals to determine immune status and thus predict need for vaccination. We also offer rabies serology tests.
Canine Distemper, Canine Adenovirus, Canine Parainfluenza and Canine Herpesvirus.
Antibody titres to canine distemper, canine adenovirus canine parainfluenza and canine herpesvirus are determined by a virus neutralisation test. This is the most reliable assay for the detection of vaccinal status or antibodies due to infection.
We use the IIFT to determine the levels of antibodies to canine parvovirus in serum.
Antibodies to Neospora are detected in serum or plasma by indirect immunofluorescence (IIFT).
IgG or IgM antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii are detected in serum or plasma by indirect immunofluorescence.
Assessment of DHP vaccinal status
There is increasing concern in the veterinary world regarding the over-vaccination of dogs. The requirement for repeat distemper, parvovirus and adenovirus vaccination can be assessed by serology. Certificates are available on request.
We offer the Virbac CPSE ELISA.
Antibodies to lepto are detected using an IIFT test.
Canine parvovirus can be detected from faecal samples by PCR.
Virus isolation can be performed for distemper, parvovirus, adenovirus, herpesvirus and parainfluenza.
Canine Distemper Virus
We can detect CDV using PCR.
We can perform lepto PCR on urine samples.