Multi 3TA · Rotavirus, Clostridium perfringens, Cryptosporidium parvum
The tamaVet® Multi 3TA (Rotavirus, Clostridium perfringens, Cryptosporidium parvum) Test is intended for the rapid detection of specific rotavirus, Clostridium perfringens and Cryptosporidium parvum antigens in faecal
samples taken from pigs. Rotavirus belongs to the Reoviridae family and has numerous different serotypes. The infection is generally transmitted via the faecal-oral route. The bacteria Clostridium perfringens belongs to the Clostridiales order and is often found in the digestive tract of healthy animals or is ingested orally. The protozoan Cryptosporidium parvum belongs to the phylum Apicomplexa and forms infectious oocysts.
The infection is normally transmitted orally. Diarrhoeal
diseases, especially in piglets, are often caused by mixed
infections with one or more of these pathogens. The largely similar symptoms they cause, such as apathy, anorexia, diarrhoea, dehydration and fever can lead to large losses in the herd as early as a few hours/days after birth. The test is suitable for the early detection of suspected
infection with rotaviruses, Clostridium perfringens and Cryptosporidium parvum, or in the case of clinical symptoms in pigs. As the excretion of pathogens differs and
can be intermittent, the test should be repeated where necessary.