Determination of antibodies against parvovirus and distemper in dogs (vaccination titer test)
In general, it is important to administer as few vaccines as possible while ensuring that dogs are protected against life-threatening viral and bacterial diseases. According to the statement of leading professional associations and vaccination commissions "Vaccinate more animals, the individual animal as often as necessary!", antibody tests can be used to prove the duration of immunity after vaccination with core vaccines. With the Fassisi CanTi Check, an individual vaccination management can be established to vaccinate the individual animal only as often as necessary. With only one blood sample from the dog it can be checked within a few minutes for existing circulating antibodies against canine parvovirus (CPV) and canine distemper virus (CDV). The immune status of the dog with regard to these two pathogens can be determined directly in practice. Detection of existing circulating antibodies indicates the presence of immunity and does not require re-vaccination.
Fassisi’s CanTi Check for dogs is a rapid testing method developed by Fassisi to clarify a dog’s vaccination status, the vaccination titer, regarding parvovirosis and distemper. Both diseases belong to the most common illnesses in dogs. Blood, serum or plasma can be drawn as samples. The results are available within minutes and are nevertheless completely reliable. If the test strip reacts positively, it means the dog’s immunity status against canine parvo virus and distemper is active and therefore the animal doesn’t need to be vaccinated again – following the recommendations of different renowned vaccination commissions that a single animal should not be vaccinated more often than necessary. Fassisis CanTi Check for dogs delivers reliable results not only in a clinical environment but also on-site.
As all other test methods and systems, CanTi Check can give a false-negative result as well. This is the case when there are no antibodies circulating in the taken sample. For this reason, a control test is recommended. Fassisi’s CanTi Check needs to be stored at room temperature up to a maximum of 30 °C to guarantee functionality.
Parvovirosis and distemper belong among the most common dog diseases. A vaccination against both are highly recommended. Thanks to Fassisi’s CanTi Check for dogs, the vaccination level is quickly clarified, so that depending on the result a vaccination is necessary or not.
Parvovirosis: the pathogens of Parvovirosis, the parvo viruses, are highly infectious. Just 1 gram of the feces of an infected dog has the viral load to transmit the virus to up to 1 million dogs. What is more problematic is, that the virus can survive several months in the environment and furthermore belongs to the most lethal diseases for dogs. Hence, a gapless vaccination is imperative. The first vaccination round is recommended for puppies as soon as they aren’t being suckled to guarantee a very early immunity. Treating parvovirosis is difficult and often not successful, especially because even after years after having overcome the disease, parvovirosis’ collateral damage on organs and the heart can lead to the animal’s death.
Distemper: pathogen agents of this disease are morbilliviruses of the family of paramyxoviruses. The pathogens are less infectious than the parvoviruses since they are only transmitted by direct contact of two dogs. However, this virus can survive in the environment for a few days, hence vaccination is highly recommended as well. Among the typical symptoms of distemper belong problems in the respiratory and the digestive tracts such as diarrhea, vomiting, purulent nasal discharge and trouble breathing. In severe cases of distemper, epilepsy and paralysis is possible. An early and gapless vaccination is the best prophylaxis against distemper in dogs.