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Highly accurate results within 15 minutesCan use serum, plasma or whole bloodDetects Leishmania in dogsTime to expiry will be at least 6 monthsSuitable for use by Vets and medical professionals
What is Canine Leishmania
It is a severe, often fatal, disease in dogs caused by a microscopic parasite called Leishmania infantum.
What are the symptoms of Canine Leishmania
The most common symptoms are skin lesions, alopecia and ulcers, especially head and pressure points, Swollen lymphnodes, Ocular signs (e.g. conjunctivitis), Increased urination and drinking, Progressive loss of weight with decreased appetite, nose bleeds, Fever
How do dogs contract the infection
Dogs get infected by the bite of a tiny blood-sucking insect called a sand fly. It is extremely common in countries surrounding the Mediterranean and in South America. Most recently it has spread across the USA and Canada.
Why do I need this Test
Whilst there is no specific cure for Leishmaniasis, early diagnosis is important so that your Vet can start treatment before the symptoms worsen.
How do I perform the Test
It is very simple - just obtain a blood sample and apply 1 drop of blood to the test cassette and then add 2 drops of the test solution. You will then be able to read the results after 15 minutes. A positive or negative result is indicated by 2 or only 1 line in the test window respectively. The best time to test is during the shedding phase and/or when the symptoms appear. If tested outside this time period, you may get a false negative result.
What should I do if I get a positive result
You must see your Vet immediately so that he/she can start treatment ASAP.
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