(17.10.2012) Genetic test for: Osteochondrodysplasie (dwarfism) in Labrador Retriever
Genetic test for: Osteochondrodysplasie (dwarfism) in Labrador Retriever ...more
LABOKLIN now offers a genetic test for Osteochondrodysplasie (dwarfism) in Labrador Retriever. The test for the mutation has been developed by Prof. Dr. Leeb's and Prof. Dr. Lohi's group. The disease is most spread in hunting and working types of dog. Despite smaller and disproportioned body size, no further symptoms seem to occur.
(08.02.2012) Dry Eye Curly Coat Syndrome
Dry Eye Curly Coat Syndrome in Cavalier King Charles Spaniel ...more
Episodic Falling and Dry Eye Curly Coat Syndrome are the two most relevant hereditary diseases in Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed.
Affected dog puppies suffer from keratoconjunctivitis sicca from eyelid opening, abnormal (rough/curly) coat and appear usually smaller than littermates. Footpads are hyperkeratinised from young adulthood including nail growth abnormalities and intermittent sloughing, pain and lameness.
Both diseases are inherited in an autosomal-recessive trait. Carriers are free of symptoms, but can spread the mutation in the breed. The now available genetic tests enable the identification of carriers, a crucial step in breeding managemant.
Please note: Combinated genetic testing for Dry Eye Curly Coat Syndrome and Episodic Falling is very attractively in terms of price!
(06.12.2011) Anaplasma platys - new PCR-test available
Anaplasma platys - new PCR-test available ...more
From now on LABOKLIN offers a specific test for detection of Anaplasma platys via realtime PCR (test number 8236). Anaplasma platys is an obligate intracellular rickettsial organism and causes the disease called canine infectious cyclic thrombocytopenia. Samples: 0,5 ml EDTA-blood, tick
(02.08.2011) New PCR-profile: Neurology Dog
New PCR-profile: Neurology Dog ...more
To clarify the causes of infectious diseases in CNS Laboklin now offers a PCR-profile called "Neurology Dog" (test number 8203). This profile combines the detection of canine distemper virus, Neospora caninum, Toxoplasma gondii and tick-borne encephalitis virus via PCR. CSF-aspirates are recommended, sampling should be performed 2-10 days after onset of neurological symptoms.
(24.02.2011) 2 new horse profiles in LABOKLIN
2 new horse profiles in LABOKLIN ...more
Since November we have been offering new special profiles for the two most common endocrine diseases in horses: EMS and Cushing profiles. EMS-Profil: fasting insuline and glucose, fructosamine and 2-3 proxies for insulin sensitivity, that is, pancreatic-ß-cell activity (RISQI, MIRG, I:G ratio). Cushing-Profil: includes the whole EMS-Profil and, additionally, ACTH, triglycerides and G-GT.
(27.09.2010) Extended antibiotics panel
Now we can additionally test the antibiotics meropem, ticarcillin, amikacin, clarithromycin, ceftazidim amd ceftifur. ...more
To complete our broad spectrum of antibiotics we usually test, we prepared and included in our routine antibiogram an extended antibiotics panel.
Now we can additionally test the antibiotics meropem, ticarcillin, amikacin, clarithromycin, ceftazidim amd ceftifur. This extended antibiotics panel can be recommended in case of previous treated and resistant infections.
Hymenoptera profile ...more
During the summer months allergic reactions of our patients are frequently encountered. Especially bites from insects of the order Hymenoptera (wasp, bee, and such) are a problem.
For this reason we developed a new allergy profile called "Hymenoptera", which includes the four most frequently encountered agents in this group.
This allergy test is based on the Epsilon-receptor technology, providing reliable test results by measuring allergy specific IgE-antibodies in samples from affected animals (bitten by bees, wasps, and such).
The code number of this test is 7124, the sample required is 0,5 ml serum.
(20.05.2010) Mediterranean allergy panel
Since February 2010 LABOKLIN offers a new allergy panel including the major allergens of the mediterranean countries. ...more
For several years now our laboratory offers a serological food allergy test to detect allergen-specific antibodies (IgE and IgG) for the diagnosis of food based hypersensitivities. The increasing use of more „exotic“ sources of protein and carbohydrates in commercially available pet foods makes it very challenging to develop an elimination diet that only consists of unknown proteins and carbohydrates for the patient. Extended Food Allergy Panel
Especially during the winter months, an increasing number of pet owners likes to travel into more southern parts of Europe and they commonly take their pets with them. As a consequence of these traveling habits, the veterinarian more frequently is presented with animals not only suffering from diseases caused by agents endemic in these areas but also with an increasing number of animals that developed allergies against allergens encountered in the respective areas.
Therefore we developed a special mediterranean allergy panel (based on Fc-Epsilon-Receptor technology). This new panel contains a completely new combination of allergens to accommodate for this change of environment (24 allergens, south regional pollen, perennial allergens and flea).
(19.05.2010) Allergy guide -Pruritus- for dog and cat
Allergy guide -Pruritus- for dog and cat ...more
Allergies are in season in spring and summer – as guideline to help you get through the differentials our colleague Regina Wagner being a qualified vet dermatologist has designed a flow chart (PDF 425 KB). We hope this will make finding the diagnosis easier.
(18.01.2010) A new reference values list
A new reference values list ...more
Using the order form, you can get a print version for your clinic.
A new reference values list replace the old one.
In this poster the classical species like dog, cat, cow, horse, but also guinea pig, rabbit and some birds are included .
If you want to have a look first, you can open the PDF-file (2886 KG)
(14.11.2009) Converting factors for diagnostic parameters
A converter for easy comparison of results with diagnostic parameters ...more
A converter for easy comparison of results with diagnostic parameters in different units -
our new SI-calculator is online in menu service. We hope your work in practice will be a little bit easier.
(12.11.2009) Changes valid from July 1st 2009 on:
Beginning July 1st, we have to change some of our prices mainly affecting histopath ...more
Beginning July 1st, we have to change some of our prices mainly affecting histopath and allergy. Please contact us for new order sheets in case of interest. For basic lab work e.g. clinical chemistry, hematology, endocrinology and serology we were able to continue keeping our prices stable.
New: we have set up a variety of symptom oriented PCR combinations to rule out / identify infectious agents very cost effectively. You can order these panels by just noting the test number quoted in front of the panel.
New: we offer a geriatric screen for male dogs including a marker for prostate hyperplasia and a geriatric screen especially designed for horses.
(11.11.2009) Tritrichomonas foetus
Tritrichomonas foetus is known to be a causeative agent for diarrhea in cats ...more
Tritrichomonas foetus is known to be a causeative agent for diarrhea in cats quite often with symptoms resembling Giardiasis. New data show evidence, that not only cats in multicat households but also younger cats and purebreds are more prone to catch the disease.
In Accordance with Prof. Steiner from the GI-Lab in Texas we have established a PCR for the detections using feaces directly without any further preparation in the vet clinic.
(10.11.2009) Report forwarding
If your want to forward your report as an e-mail to colleague or pet owner ...more
If your want to forward your report as an e-mail to colleague or pet owner, please use the red colored envelope-icon to transmit.
(09.11.2009) Figure update on Borreliosis and TBE
As the activity of ticks is on the rise again so are the questions of pet owners ...more
Borreliosis / Lyme disease: As the activity of ticks is on the rise again so are the questions of pet owners about the risk of infections by them. We therefore have taken a closer look on our statistics from last year. Positive IgG titers were present in approximately one-third of the dogs tested. We do of course all know that this seroconversion does not necessarily correlate with an illness. A positive IgM titer, detection of bands specific for early infections in the Western Blot (VlsE) and positive PCR results from tissue samples (synovial fluid etc.) were recorded in 4-5 % of samples tested. 15 % of ticks submitted to us for Borrelia testing yielded positive results. This examination should be considered when ticks are detected on small children and the question of a prophylactic or metaphylactic antibiotic treatment occurs.
TBE: here the situation is significantly less tense. 8 % of dogs tested seropositive, originating predominantly from known endemic regions. No positive PCR result was noted in 2007 in any of the examined ticks. An interesting side note: one tested horse demonstrated a positive titer.
For additional questions please contact us:
Phone (Germany) +49(0)971/7 20 20
Phone (Finland) +358(0)9/67 53 53
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