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Bioguard's Canine Babesia gibsoni Ab Test can help veterinarians identify dogs infected with B. gibsoni

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Babesia gibsoni is a tickborne protozoal blood parasite that causes hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, lethargy, and splenomegaly in dogs. It has recently been recognized as an important pathogen that affects dogs in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Transmission of B. gibsoni is primarily occurring from infected ticks during feeding, and this transmission requires 2-3 days. Also, transmission of B. gibsoni can occur through transplacental transmission (dams to puppies,) or blood exchange when dogs fight or transfusion. 

The disease is more severe in young dogs, immunosuppressed dogs, heavily parasitized dogs, and when there is exposure to a virulent strain or concurrent infection. Infected dogs may exhibit either peracute, acute, subclinical or chronic signs of disease. Severe cases may lead to organ failure and death. However, chronic stages often make the dog a carrier of the organism and becomes asymptomatic. Some dogs remain asymptomatic carriers of parasites, and facilitate the transmission of parasites to tick vectors.

Prompt diagnosis of dogs infected with B. gibsoni plays an important role in treatment and prevention of the disease. Bioguard Canine Babesia gibsoni Ab Test is designed to detect anti-B. gibsoni antibodies in either serum, plasma or whole blood within 5-10 minutes. The test requires neither special equipment nor training. Turnaround time is far shorter than PCR tests. With its high sensitivity (96.29%) and specificity (91.66%), Bioguard Canine Babesia gibsoni Ab Test can help veterinarians identify dogs infected with B. gibsoni.

Sensitivity and specificity of Bioguard Canine Babesia gibsoni Ab Test (using PCR testing as the reference method)

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Sensitivity: 96.29%

Specificity: 91.66%

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Canine Parvovirus

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Canine parvovirus is a highly contagious virus that can affect all dogs, but unvaccinated dogs and puppies younger than four months old are the most at risk.

The Bioguard's CPV Ag Test is a sandwich lateral flow immunochromatographic assay, developed by Bioguard Corporation for enabling the simplicity of rapid testing or detecting the canine parvovirus Ag in the feces of infected dogs.

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London Vet Show opens after 2020 break

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The first London Vet Show in two years opened its doors today – the largest gathering of veterinary professionals since before the pandemic (11 November).

The 2020 show did not take place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the event it is back for the usual two days at ExCeL London for 2021.

Organisers were determined to run the event, and have introduced safety precautions, including all attendees demonstrating proof of their COVID-19 status for entry into the ExCeL.


More than 200 speakers from around the world are lecturing at the London Vet Show, with the BVA staging its congress alongside the RVC, BEVA and commercial streams across companion animal, farm, equine, business, and career topics

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TOPIC: Introduction of Canine Parvovirus and Its Challenge in Clinical Diagnosis

Canine parvovirus (CPV) is a highly contagious virus that spreads through direct contact with an infected dog or by indirect contact with a contaminated object. While CPV rapid tests have been widely applied for diagnosis of CPV infection, veterinarians may still pose a question- Why do CPV rapid tests show negative results in severe CPV cases?

The free class “Continuous learning with Bioguard” theme for this month is to Introduce the Canine Parvovirus and Its Challenge in Clinical Diagnosis. It will be conducted by Dr. Yung- Tsun Lo, a veterinarian expert.

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Register For the Free Class

We will also save time at the end of our presentation to take your questions.

Date:Friday, November 26th, 2021
Time:9:30am - 10:30am (GMT+8) Taipei time
Presenters: Dr. Yung- Tsun Lo
Cost: FREE

Not able to attend the live event? Register anyway and we’ll send you a recorded webinar link when it is available.

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