The ImmunoComb┬«is a unique diagnostic tool which can be used by a variety of potentialexamples of how BiogalÔÇÖs ImmunoComb┬« helped customers address their own particular problems.Here, you will find
Presentation: Veterinarians in Korea reported that they were seeing severe cases of gastroenteritis
in puppies that were previously vaccinated for distemper and parvovirus. They were concerned about
an apparent problem in their vaccination program that they wanted to pinpoint.
Using the ImmunoComb┬«: Veterinarians introduced serological testing with theImmunoComb┬«
Parvovirus & Distemper IgG Antibody Test Kit as part of their vaccination programs. This
enabled the veterinarians to evaluate whether or not the puppies were mounting an effective antibody
response to the vaccinations.
Outcome: The veterinarians were able to monitor the immune status in individual puppies. They
could advise their clients when the puppies were adequately immunized or were still susceptible to
disease and required additional vaccination.
Presentation: Laboratory technicians in the United Kingdom, who performed the MAT test for
bovine Leptospirosis,┬á had reservations about using live antigen for the tests because of associated
public health risks.
Using the ImmunoComb┬«: Governmental laboratories in Ireland introduced theImmunoComb┬«
Bovine Leptospira Antibody Test Kit to supplement or replace the MAT test. This reduced or
eliminated the need for working with live antigen and provided a safer alternative for leptospirosis
Outcome: An increased compliance in testing was seen and better monitoring for the bovine
Leptospirosis resulted since lab workers felt safer performing the ImmunoComb┬« tests. The
laboratories now work more efficiently with the Immunocomb; results are provided in shorter turn-
around time. The national Leptospirosis control program benefited as quantitative results are
entered routinely into the National Registry via the CombScan*, which can be accessed easily
for follow-up in the future.
*The CombScan is a software program that uses a standard computer and office scanner in
order to read ImmunoComb┬« results.
3. Dog Breeders & Trainers
Presentation: Canine Monocytic Ehrlichiosis is an endemic disease in Israel that is seen with
increased incidence in the summer. Dog trainers were concerned about the exposure risks of
security dogs that are kept outside and likely to have contact with the tick vector.┬á They expressed a
desire to diagnose Ehrlichia canis infection early in the course of disease when it could be most
Use of the ImmunoComb┬«: The trainers instituted a screening program for Canine Ehrlichiosis in
apparently healthy dogs with the ImmunoComb┬« Canine Ehrlichia Antibody Test Kit.
Outcome: The ImmunoComb┬« test was able to provide quantitative results quickly and efficiently,
which identified dogs that were previously exposed to E. canis. This information enabled the trainers
to develop an effective program for prevention and treatment of the disease together with their
4. Cat Fanciers
Presentation: Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) is a fatal disease of cats that is seen with greater
incidence in catteries and multiple cat households. While veterinarians recognize an association
between FIP and Feline Corona Virus (FCoV) infection, the complete epidemiological story is not
well known. This misunderstanding has caused confusion and worry among cat owners around the
Use of the ImmunoComb┬«: In cooperation with a world-renowned expert in feline infectious
diseases, Biogal- Galed Labs informed cat fanciers about the epidemiology of FCoV and FIP.
Biogal recommends that cat owners consult with their veterinarians in order to establish a
prevention and control program that would include periodic serological monitoring with the
ImmunoComb┬« FCoV (FIP) Antibody Test Kit.
Outcome: Cat fanciers and veterinarians can be reassured that most cats infected with FCoV will
not necessarily develop FIP.┬á They are advised to reduce FCoV infection in their catteries in order to
prevent the occurrence of FIP in their cats. Control programs that employ the ImmunoComb┬« Test
Kit to monitor FCoV infection via serological testing can help reduce the need for veterinary treatment
of sick cats and save lives.
Presentation: Economic losses, which result from Mycoplasma infections in poultry operations
around the world, drive many companies to maintain Mycoplasma-free flocks.┬á These companies
carry out extensive serological testing programs to routinely monitor the status of their flocks.┬á A
company in Israel was troubled because the screening test that they were using yielded a
percentage of false positive results.
Use of the ImmunoComb┬«: The company introduced the ImmunoComb┬« MG-MS-MMÔÇĆ
(M. Gallisepticum-M. Synoviae-M. meleagridis) Antibody Test Kit as a
confirmatory test to ensure that there was no evidence of┬á Mycoplasma infection in their birds.
Outcome: The company was impressed with the quick and reliable results provided by the
ImmunoComb┬« and decided to integrate it into their serological testing program. They are satisfied
that the ImmunoComb┬« helps them maintain a vigilant watch over their Mycoplasma-free breeding
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