Commercial qPCR ileitis test developed

Commercial qPCR ileitis test developed

THE Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. (BIVI) Health Management Center has developed and will offer, starting July 1, the swine industry's first commercially available quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) test for lawsonia (ileitis) using fecal samples.

According to Wayne Chittick, manager of the BIVI Health Management Center in Ames, Iowa, unlike traditional qualitative PCR assays that simply detect for the presence of lawsonia, the new

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