Friday, April 1, 2016

Veterinary Highlights: 10-Minute SNAP Lepto Test

Lepto, or leptospirosis is an infections bacterial disease that affects many types of animals as well as people. It can be anywhere. Your neighborhood pond, lake, puddles... It can be in your yard without you knowing it. And the risk keeps increasing.

There is a vaccine available but it might not cover serovars present in your environment, the immunity lasts under a year and the effectiveness isn't fully reliable.

Symptoms can range from mild to severe, such as kidney failure. If diagnosed early, it is treatable with antibiotics. If diagnosed early.

The IDEXX Laboratories SNAP Lepto Test gives results in minutes.

Before this new test, diagnosing lepto in dogs had prolonged turnaround times and high costs. When dealing with a nasty bacterial infections, time can make a big difference. Being able to diagnose lepto on the spot is a huge advantage.

Further reading:
IDEXX Laboratories Introduces Innovative Point-of-Care Antibody Test for Canine Leptospirosis Called the SNAP Lepto Test

Related articles:
Puddles: Potential Health Hazard for Your Dog 
Your Dog And Leptospirosis
Angry Vet On Leptospirosis

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