Addendum

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

EquiSal Tapeworm: the saliva test to detect tapeworm burdens in horsesEquiSal Tapeworm detects tapeworm-specific antibodies in saliva to provide a tapeworm burden diagnosis of low, borderline or moderate/high. The test has been fully validated and was shown to have high accuracy using samples from horses at post mortem where tapeworms were counted.Horse owners simply send samples back to the EquiSal laboratory (in freepost envelopes) where scientists use automatic liquid handling equipment to carry out ELISA testing. Results are either reported directly to the horse owner or through stockists of the saliva collection kits.Kits are available to SQPs, retailers and veterinary surgeons at trade price.Contact: enquiries@equisal.comwww.equisal.comNote: A small independent comparison of EquiSal Tapeworm versus the blood test was carried out by a veterinary consultant of “Bransby Horses Rescue and Welfare” earlier this year. EquiSal Tapeworm was found to have strong positive correlation with the blood test.

Addendum
Addendum

In the December/January issue of The Veterinary Nurse (2015) 6(10): 608–12, the article ‘Control of endoparasites in adult horses' stated that Westgate Laboratories manufactured EquiSal. This should have read Austin Davis.

EquiSal Tapeworm: the saliva test to detect tapeworm burdens in horses

EquiSal Tapeworm detects tapeworm-specific antibodies in saliva to provide a tapeworm burden diagnosis of low, borderline or moderate/high. The test has been fully validated and was shown to have high accuracy using samples from horses at post mortem where tapeworms were counted.

Horse owners simply send samples back to the EquiSal laboratory (in freepost envelopes) where scientists use automatic liquid handling equipment to carry out ELISA testing. Results are either reported directly to the horse owner or through stockists of the saliva collection kits.

Kits are available to SQPs, retailers and veterinary surgeons at trade price.

Contact: enquiries@equisal.comwww.equisal.com

Note: A small independent comparison of EquiSal Tapeworm versus the blood test was carried out by a veterinary consultant of “Bransby Horses Rescue and Welfare” earlier this year. EquiSal Tapeworm was found to have strong positive correlation with the blood test.



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