African Horse Sickness Virus (AHSV)

307.212,550.07

Validated qPCR / RT-PCR kit for African Horse Sickness Virus (AHSV)

Detection channel: FAM (518nm)

Available in different versions:

-Direct One-Step PCR (extraction-less direct detection)

-One-Step PCR (extraction kit needed)

-Standard PCR (extraction kit and RT step needed)

-Oligo (without PCR mix)

In 100/200/500 reactions, with optional copy number positive control

(Not for use in diagnostic procedures)

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SKU: PCR-00111-K Categories: , , ,

Description

African horse sickness (AHS) is a highly infectious and deadly disease caused by African horse sickness virus. The common hosts of this disease are horses, mules, donkeys, and zebras. However, elephants, camels, and dogs can be infected, as well, but often show no signs of the disease. This disease can be caused by any of the nine serotypes of this virus. AHS is not directly contagious, but is known to be spread by insect vectors.

AHS is known to be endemic in sub-Saharan Africa, and has spread to Morocco, the Middle East, India, and Pakistan. More recently, outbreaks have been reported in the Iberian Peninsula and Thailand.

Horses are the most susceptible host with close to 90%[4][5] mortality of those affected, followed by mules (50%) and donkeys (10%). African donkeys and zebras very rarely display clinical symptoms, despite high virus titres in blood, and are thought to be the natural reservoir of the virus. AHS manifests itself in four different forms: pulmonary, cardiac, mild and mix of the previous forms.

Additional information

Type and quantity

Direct One-Step PCR (100 reactions), Direct One-Step PCR (200 reactions), Direct One-Step PCR (500 reactions), One-Step PCR (100 reactions), One-Step PCR (200 reactions), One-Step PCR (500 reactions), Standard PCR (100 reactions), Standard PCR (200 reactions), Standard PCR (500 reactions), Oligo (100 reactions)

Copy number positive control

No, Yes