Merial Flu-Kit – for identification of swine influenza

08-11-2010 | |

After the recent launch in all European countries of Gripovac 3, Merial is now introducing the first-ever Merial Flu-Kit to confirm the presence of swine influenza virus (SIV) in the field.

Gripovac 3 is a new swine influenza vaccine including three subtypes of the Swine Influenza Virus (H1N2, H1N1 and H3N2); these strains are updated strains and respond to field requirements of European countries where the strains are circulating.
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The Merial Flu-Kit is a diagnosis tool-box intended for use by Veterinarians to help them identify the presence of SIV by in-the-field diagnosis.©The kit includes all materials necessary to perform on-the-farm diagnosis: a swine flu clinical symptom reminder card, a thermometer, a Synbiotics Flu Detect Swine diagnostic kit, nasal swabs and instructions for use.
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The Synbiotics Flu Detect©Swine diagnostic kit enables quite simply to know if SIV is present or not in a fever-affected pig; it does not identify which specific strain is involved – this can of course only be performed by PCR and viral isolation from the nasal swab in local labs.
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For further information regarding the obtention and use of the Merial Flu-Kit in your country, please contact your Merial representative.
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Gripovac 3, developed with Idt-Biologika, was granted market authorisation on 14th January 2010 by the European Commission and will be distributed by Merial in all European countries except Germany (IDT) in 25 or 50-dose bottles according to the country.©
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For further information on Swine Influenza please consult: www.aboutswineinfuenza.com©(available soon).
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