Swines

Fassisi PiDia

Fassisi PiDia
Fassisi PiDia

The rapid test for piglet diarrhea

 

For the easy, hygienic and parallel on-site detection of Rotavirus, Clostridium perfringens and Cryptosporidium in feces of piglets.

 

Diarrhoeal diseases pose a major problem  in piglet rearing, it comes both to economic losses through the  increased use of medication, as well as losses due to reduced weight gains of the animals during the fattening period (stunted growth). The increased use of medication always involves the risk of emergence of resistant germs.
Diarrhea is a symptom, the causes may be many. It must be distinguished between non-infectious factors e.g. due to food changes, lack of stable hygiene, stress factors, such as overcrowding, Vaccination management of the sows, colostrum quality and supply, and infectious factors by specific diarrheal pathogens or new animals in a herd which are subclinical carrier.
One of the main causative agents of piglet diarrhea include rotavirus, and Clostridium perfringens. Cryptosporidium parvum is also pathogenic for the pig, especially in relation with a secondary infection. There are both single and mixed infections with varying severity degrees of the course of illness.

Solely on the basis of clinical symptoms it is hardly possible to exactly distinction the present diarrheal pathogens.

 

Benefits of the Fassisi PiDia:

  • Easy on-site usage; Results available within a few minutes with
  • Direct antigen detection in feces
  • Parallel 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 necessary components to perform the test are included in the test kit
  • Storage at room temperature
  • Long shelf life

 

Further advantages of the Fassisi PiDia:

The Fassisi PiDia can be used as diagnostic or prognostic tool, as well as a control instrument in herds:

  • The early and clear identification of the pathogens causing diarrhea, can reduce economic losses and also reduces the use of antibiotics
  • The Fassisi PiDia can be used both as a detection tool, as well as an exclusion diagnosis for the three diarrheal pathogens
  • A systematic food and hygiene management is crucial for stocks to identify problem areas and important risk factors. A good hygiene management and the early detection of possible diarrheal pathogens reduces the outbreak of calf diseases.
  • The Fassisi PiDia also is suited as a rapid and inexpensive on-site screening tool

 

Short instruction of the Fassisi PiDia:

Further information:

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