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Appeal for sourcing material

The VETQAS Quality Assurance Unit sources materials from wide range of organisations to make our Proficiency Testing possible. We are finding that positive material is becoming scarce as disease management becomes more effective. The materials (positive sera) we are particularly keen to source are those for the following diseases or pathogens:

  • Bluetongue virus – antibody positive serum from vaccinated animals, all serotypes
  • Ears from persistently infected BVD positive cattle
  • Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP) antibody positive serum

 

  • African Swine Fever antibody positive serum (PCR negative)
  • Transmissible Gastroenteritis antibody positive serum

 

  • Maedi visna/CAE antibody positive serum

 

  • African Horse sickness antibody positive serum (PCR negative)
  • Equine Infectious Anaemia antibody positive serum (PCR negative)
  • Equine Viral Arteritis antibody positive serum (PCR negative)

 

  • Babesia caballi antibody positive serum (+ve for CFT/IFAT/cELISA)
  • Glanders antibody positive serum
  • Brucella canis antibody positive serum
  • Ehrlichia canis antibody positive serum

If you have such material available, please contact us on: vetqas@apha.gsi.gov.uk or call +44 (0)1509 670607.

Page last modified: 30 June, 2017