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Animal Health Testing
Deltamune has the ability to isolate and identify viruses and bacteria from sick animals using traditional microbiological methods as well as molecular techniques, thus aiding veterinarians in a diagnosis and treatment plan.
The Bacteriology Laboratory can also performing antimicrobial sensitivity tests using the disc diffusion method on those bacteria. Deltamune also performs the much valued Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) antimicrobial sensitivity test thus enabling the Veterinarian to determine the optimum dose of an antibiotic required for treatment.
Deltamune offers a host of serological test methods to evaluate the presence of antibodies to specific pathogens in the serum of animals, regardless of whether antibodies have developed because of exposure to disease or because of vaccine application. Extent of tests offered: Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA), Haemagglutination Inhibition (HI), and Rapid Plate Agglutination (RPA).
To ensure that the results generated in our Serology department are of international standard Deltamune participates in several proficiency schemes conducted by GD Animal Health Service in Deventer, Holland. Deltamune has always generated results within highly acceptable limits for these tests.
- Serology testing: E.g. Bovine Leucosis, Para-influenza Virus 3 (PI-3), Bovine Respiratory Syncytial Virus (BRSV), Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus (BVDV), Q-Fever and Liver Fluke, Newcastle Disease Virus and Avian Influenza Virus
Rapid diagnosis of disease using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology is also available: For example Bluetongue Virus; African Horsesickness; Rift Valley Fever and Lumpy Skin Disease.
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