“Veterinarians are challenged when attempting to diagnose animals with suspected bacterial-associated diarrhea because well-scrutinized practice guidelines that provide objective recommendations for implementing fecal testing are lacking.”
Veterinary Internal Medicine, 2011
- A report of diagnoses from over 2 million dogs and almost 430,000 cats indicated that “gastroenteritis” and “colitis” both ranked in the top 19 diagnoses.1
- One study reported 28.6% of dogs visiting vets had diarrhea as their presenting complaint or had experienced diarrhea within the previous month.2
- Gastrointestinal (GI) parasitism is a common problem in cats, with prevalence rates as high as 45% in some populations.3
- A study investigating the prevalence of enteric pathogens found that 30% of fecal samples from dogs and diarrhea contained potential pathogens.4
- The feline retroviruses FeLV and FIV are more commonly associated with chronic diarrhea but may also predispose cats to secondary infections, which could have an acute presentation.5
We get it. Diagnosing GI issues in cats and dogs is complicated.
- sWhy collect & process multiple fecal samples?
- sWhy bother with inconclusive results?
- sWhy waste time and resources?
The VetraTest ™ : No more confusion. No more false results. No more hassle.
“The advent of real‐time PCR panels for dogs and cats with diarrhea has provided a new paradigm for the rapid and sensitive detection of toxin genes or organisms associated with disease.” 6
The VetraTest ™ offers quantitive PCR testing for diarrhea in cats and dogs. The VetraTest ™ is designed to rapidly detect three distinct categories of bacteria (microaerophilic, aerobic & anaerobic), as well as viruses and parasites.
The Diarrhea VetraTest Panel ™
The patented VetraTest ™ targets the most common pathogens that cause diarrhea in cats and dogs. Our team of researchers, scientists, and vets work together to target the responsible microbes (so you can target them, too). Then we generate a comprehensive panel to detect the culprit behind the infection.
The VetraTest ™ detects and reports only our targeted panel. No confusing common or healthy flora show in the data.
5-10 g (with a typical stool collection cup)
The VetraTest ™ Diarrhea Panel detects many of the common culprits:
- Bacteria, including Campylobacter, Salmonella, and multiple strains of Clostridium
- Parasites, like Giardia, Crystosporidium, Toxoplasma (in cats) and more
- Viruses, which differ for canine & feline screenings
ABR report indicates:
Most common medications prescribed for GI infections
Which medication will work
Which medication will not work
Diarrhea Panel Pathogens
Campylobacter spp. (c. coli/ c. jejuni)
Canine circovirus; Canine distemper virus (CDV); Clostridium perfringens alpha toxin (CPA); Canine parvovirus 2 (CPV-2); Clostridium difficile toxin A gene; Clostridium difficile toxin B gene
Clostridium difficile, Clostridium perfringens, Clostridium perfingens enterotoxin (CPE)
Crystosporidium spp., Giardia spp. (lamblia)
Campylobacter spp. (c. coli/ c. jejuni)
Feline coronavirus (FeCoV), Feline panleukopenia virus
Salmonella spp.; Clostridium difficile toxin A gene; Clostridium difficile toxin B gene; Clostridium perfringens enterotoxin (CPE)
Clostridium perfringens; Clostridium perfringens alpha toxin (CPA)
Giardia spp. (lamblia); Crystosporidium spp.; Toxoplasma gondii; Tritrichomonas blagburni (formerly foetus)
“The advent of real‐time PCR panels for dogs and cats with diarrhea has provided a new paradigm for the rapid and sensitive detection of toxin genes or organisms associated with disease.”
– Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 2011
What is PCR?
We use the Polymerase Chain Reaction technique to extract DNA from a sample. By heating and cooling it, we amplify the DNA to show the number of copies of the pathogens we’re targeting.
PCR testing has been used in forensics, ancestry, cancer and illness, infectious disease in humans (like Covid-19) and now … pets!
PCR only tests for the targets on the panels, which are specifically developed to detect common causes of infections. PCR does not review the entire genome and will not display healthy flora. PCR is rapid and accurate. And now Vetranomix’s innovative VetraTest™ offer quantitative PCR, showing how much of a pathogen is present.
How can I learn more about these innovations in pet diagnostics?
Schedule a Lunch & Learn for your clinic. We love educating clinics about these advancements in veterinary medicine. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I order the Diarrhea Collection Kit?
To order tests & supplies
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