Classical Swine Fever (Hog Cholera Virus)
Classical swine fever, also known as hog cholera, is a highly contagious viral disease of pigs. The disease is spread by direct or indirect contact through blood, secretions and excretions. Common signs of the disease include fever, huddling, lack of appetite, dullness, weakness, pink eye and constipation followed by diarrhea. Other signs can include poor reproduction, lack of muscle coordination, difficulty walking and convulsions. Without proper treatment, death can occur within weeks.
Sample Type: Serum or plasma | Test Time: Long protocol (overnight incubation)
The SERELISA® HCV Ab Mono Blocking enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was developed to detect specific antibodies to a protein (p125 nonstructural protein) common to all strains of hog cholera virus (HCV) or classical swine fever virus (CSFV). Swine serum or plasma may be used for this screening test.
Sample Type: Plasma, serum, whole blood, tissue extracts or leukocytes | Test Time: Short protocol (less than 5 hours) or long protocol (overnight incubation)
The SERELISA® HCV Ag Mono Indirect ELISA detects an antigen (p125 non-structural protein), common to all strains of HCV or CSFV. The HCV or CSFV screening test can be performed with plasma, serum, whole blood, tissue extracts or leukocytes, allowing for identification of swine at the early stage of infection.