The Continuous Threat of HPAI

By 25 November 2016ELISA, PCR, Poultry
BioChek HPAI Global Update

With the recent outbreaks of Avian Influenza H5N8 in several countries within Europe, the poultry industry is at its highest state of alert.

Following confirmation of the highly pathogenic avian influenza of subtype H5N8 on a turkey fattening farm in Tótkomlós, Békés County on November 4th, the Hungarian authorities immediately applied control measures as specified by EU legislation. After this first case, HPAI H5N8 outbreaks were reported within Europe in Germany, Hungary, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, the Netherlands, Denmark and Croatia. Most outbreaks involved wild birds but Germany, Hungary and Austria also reported cases in domestic duck and turkey farms where all poultry had to be culled. Last week the deputy head of the OIE stated that more outbreaks of a severe strain of bird flu in Europe are likely to occur in the next few weeks as wild birds believed to transmit the virus migrate southwards.

In this challenging time, monitoring for AI has become even more important. BioChek is there to support you!
Our full portfolio for Avian Influenza now consists of:

AI

Product Code: CK121
Tests/kit: 480 tests (5 plates)
The only OIE accredited Avian Influenza Antibody test kit for chickens.

InfA Multi

Product Code: CK401
Tests/kit: 480 tests (5 plates)
The Multispecies Influenza Type A Antibody test kit determines antibodies in the serum of any animal to Influenza Virus Type A
* Not USDA licensed

AI (ag)

Product Code: CK301
Tests/kit: 192 tests (2 plates)
The Avian Influenza Antigen detection test kit will measure the presence of nucleoprotein from Influenza Virus Type A.
* Not USDA licensed

InfA Multi qPCR

Product Code: MP101
Tests/kit: 100 tests
The Multispecies Influenza A qPCR test kit is a complete set of reagents which allows for the detection of Influenza A. The test will determine the presence and load of antigen in tissues, swabs or (oral) fluids of any type of animal.
* Not USDA licensed

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@biochek.com

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