Fasciola hepatica (liver fluke) antibody ELISA (milk)

Fasciola hepatica (liver fluke) antibody ELISA (milk)

Species: Bovine

Specimen: 50 mL milk

Container: Pottle

Collection protocol: 

Collect from a well stirred vat one hour after milking finishes. Alternatively, arrange collection from the milk processing company. Contact your local Awanui Veterinary laboratory for details

Special handling/shipping requirements: Ship chilled

General information about the disease: Liver fluke establish in the bile ducts of ruminants and interfere with liver function. 

General information about when this test is indicated:

This test is offered on bulk tank milk (BTM). This test is a simple way of assessing whether a particular herd is infected and to what extent. As with the serum antibody test infection by immature flukes is detected and results are reported as graded positives.

Comparison with other related tests:

Serum test possible in non-lactating animals