Pigs

Fassisi PiDia

Fassisi PiDia
Fassisi PiDia

The rapid test for piglet diarrhoea
 
For easy, hygienic and simultaneous on-site detection of the Rotavirus, Clostridium perfringens and Cryptosporidium in piglet faeces.
 
Diarrhoeal diseases pose a major problem in piglet rearing; they result in economic losses due to the increased use of medication and reduced weight gainin animals during the fattening period (stunted growth). The increased use of medication always carries the risk of germs becoming resistant.


Diarrhea is a symptom that can have many different causes. A distinction should be made between non-infectious factors, e.g. dietary changes, lack of stable hygiene, stress factors such as overcrowding, vaccination management of the sows, colostrum quality and supply, and infectious factors caused by specific diarrheal pathogens or subclinical carrier animals being introduced to a herd.


Among the main pathogens causing piglet diarrhoea are the Rotavirus and Clostridium perfringens. Cryptosporidium parvum is also pathogenic for pigs, often causing a secondary infection. Both single and mixed infections occur with varying degrees of disease severity.


Solely on the basis of clinical symptoms, it is virtually impossible to identify the diarrheal pathogens involved.

Benefits of the Fassisi PiDia:

  • Easy on-site usage; results available within only a few minutes
  • Direct detection of antigens in faeces
  • Simultaneous identification of three infectious pathogens for the detection of single and mixed infections
  • Easy-to-handle sample tube for hygienic sample taking and testing
  • All items required are included in the test kit
  • Stored at room temperature
  • Long shelf life

 

Further advantages of the Fassisi PiDia:

Fassisi PiDia can be used as a diagnostic, prognostic or monitoring tool in pig herds:

  • Early and definitive identification of diarrhoeal pathogens can reduce economic losses and the use of antibiotics.
  • Fassisi PiDia can be used both as a detection tool and an exclusion diagnostics tool for the three diarrhoeal pathogens.
  • Systematic fodder and hygiene management is crucial for identifying problem areas and major risk factors affecting the herd. Good hygiene management and early detection of possible diarrhoeal pathogens reduce outbreaks of disease in piglets.
  • Fassisi PiDia also is also suitable for use as a rapid and inexpensive on-site screening tool.

 

Brief instructions on how to use Fassisi PiDia:

Further information:

Further information about the detected pathogens and sources can be found here.