Foot and mouth disease (FMD) is a severe, highly contagious viral disease of livestock that has a significant economic impact. The disease affects cattle, swine, sheep, goats and other cloven-hoofed ruminants. Intensively reared animals are more susceptible to the disease than traditional breeds. The disease is rarely fatal in adult animals, but there is often high mortality in young animals due to myocarditis or, when the dam is infected by the disease, lack of milk.
FMD is characterised by fever and blister-like sores on the tongue and lips, in the mouth, on the teats and between the hooves. The disease causes severe production losses, and while the majority of affected animals recover, the disease often leaves them weakened and debilitated.
The disease may be suspected based on clinical signs. However, FMD cannot be differentiated clinically from other vesicular diseases, such as swine vesicular disease, vesicular stomatitis, and vesicular exanthema.
Confirmation of any suspected FMD case through laboratory tests is therefore a matter of urgency.
Key facts of this FMD serotype A antibody ELISA kit
- Ready to use kits for farmers
- Applicable for large quantity testing
- Less than 60min to get result
- Low cost with high sensitivity
Performance of the FMD serotype A antibody ELISA kit
The FMD serotype A antibody ELISA kit is used to measure the quantity of antibodies generated by vaccination or infection of FMDV serotype A.
This ELISA kit can be used to detect FMD serotype A antibody in swine / bovine / caprine / ovine serum (or plasma).
FMD serotype A antibody ELISA Kit Components
- Positive/Negative Control, 1 pair
- Micoplate pre-coated with FMD A antigen
- HRP enzyme conjugate
- TMB Substrate
- Stop solution (not available when shipping by air)
- Sample buffer
- Wash buffer