In farms with a clinical or even a latent infection, Salmonella diagnosis is conducted by isolating the pathogen. Since those bacteria are not shed continuously, the most suitable method for Salmonella detection is the testing of several pooled faecal samples obtained from different pens. Salmonella diagnosis can also be performed by collecting swipe samples from the floor and surroundings in order to identify introduction routes and areas in the pig houses with particularly high pathogen burdens.
Methods that can be additionally used to test pig farms for Salmonella infection include serological antibody detection or bacteriological detection in the ileocaecal lymph nodes.
The new PCR kit for Salmonella detection offers some key advantages compared to the classic microbiological approach
- Time: after an enrichment step (required for any analysis), differentiation will only take about 2 hours, instead of up to 5 days
- Matrices: the PCR can be performed from bacterial culture material, or directly from samples (swabs, boot socks, enrichment step required)
- Information: in addition to the reliable differentiation of the vaccine from field strains, the kit also identifies if a field strain is S. Typhimurium or S. spp
The product number at Biotecon for the STM Vaccine Detection 1 Kit is V 900 03, the kit contains 48 reactions, List price is 650,00€, kits are on stock.
If there are any questions concerning the kit, please contact Biotecon. Training on Salmonella diagnostics is offered at the facilities in Germany, or on site at the customer’s lab, if required.
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