Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi, which is passed to dogs through a bite from the deer tick. The tick must remain attached to the dog’s skin for one to two days before the bacteria can be transmitted. Lyme disease can be a multi-systemic illness, with signs that may include fever, swollen lymph nodes, lameness, loss of appetite, heart disease, inflamed joints, and kidney disease. Disorders of the nervous system, while uncommon, may occur as well. A vaccine is available to prevent dogs from developing Lyme disease, although some controversy exists regarding its use. An owner should consult with a veterinarian for vaccine recommendations. Without treatment, Lyme disease causes problems in many parts of the dog’s body, including the heart, kidneys, and joints. On rare occasions, it can lead to neurological disorders. Lyme disease most commonly is associated with symptoms such as a high fever, swollen lymph nodes, lameness, and a loss of appetite.
The test-it BORRELIA DOG is designed for the detection of Borrelia burgdorferi antibodies in canine whole blood, serum or plasma. After being absorbed into the cellulose pad, the Borrelia burgdorferi antibodies move and bind with gold-colloid complex of Borrelia burgdorferi antigen of the conjugate pad, forming antigen-antibody complex. This complex, then, forms antigen-antibody-antigene direct sandwich binding with antigen of Borrelia burgdorferi in the nitrocellulose membrane. The test results are shown on Control line (C) and Test line (T) by means of the principles of immunochromatography.
rapid test for detection of Borrelia burgdorferi antibody.
results between 5 ~ 10 minutes.
expensive equipment not required.
simple in use.
high-purity and high-quality materials of the diagnostic kit increases its sensitivity and specificity.
5 tests, including test device, diluent (buffer) and disposable dropper.