Canine Coronavirus FASTest CCoV Strip from Diagnostik Megacor is a rapid test for the detection of canine Coronavirus (CCoV) antigens in feces of the dog.
- Fast aetiological diagnostics of the highly contagious pathogen
- Fast initiation of treatment, prophylaxis and hygiene arrangements
- Testing of all contact animals in case of CCoV outbreak
- Identification of asymptomatic chronic carriers (multiple animal
- households, breeders, animal shelter)
- Exclusion of an infection before vaccination
- Simple test procedure with feces
- Fast test interpretation after 5 minutes
- Reliable clinical diagnostics
- Sensitivity 93.6 % & Specificity 97.4 %
- Storage at room temperature (15-25° C)
- Long shelf life
- Compact test box with 2 or 10 tests
- Canine Coronavirus FASTest CCoV Strip does not require TGA/regulatory approval
- Lead time approximately 2 weeks from Austria
The Canine Coronavirus (CCoV) belongs to the most common causal agents of viral enteritides in dogs of all ages. Group husbandry encourages the onset of a CCoV infection with clinical symptoms. This is due to its high infectiveness. The antibody prevalence is up to 54 % for pet dogs and 80 % for kennel dogs.
Infection takes place orally via infected feces, (elimination ca. 3-14 days post infection) or via direct contact with infected animals.
A pure CCoV infection is characterised by a mild, often self-limiting course with anorexia, apathy and more or less severe diarrhoea. Newborn puppies often show a severe course of the disease. Unspecific signs of enteritis like diarrhoea, respiratory or central nervous symptoms can occur.
Clinically, CCoV infection can hardly be differentiated from a mild CPV infection, but a CCoV infection never shows a leukopenia. The infection course can be transient (shedding ceases after several months, healthy dog) as well as persistent (life-long elimination in case of dogs with or without chronic diarrhoea).
Due to co-infections (25 % of all cases of canine enteritis) of CCoV with Canine Parvovirus (CPV), fatal courses with a mortality of 80 % occur. In these cases, the fast on-site identification of the pathogen is inevitable.
Test Procedure and Interpretation
Vets can quickly detect a CCoV infection using the FASTest® CCoV Strip. A prognosis for the further progress of disease should be made carefully in case of co-infection with CPV.
To exclude a co-infection with the Canine Parvovirus, the FASTest® PARVO Strip should be carried out in all cases of diarrhoea. Furthermore, with diarrhoea, other pathogens should also be tested (FASTest® GIARDIA Strip, FASTest® ROTA Strip).
Canine Coronavirus FASTest CCoV Strip Downloads
Detection of: Antigen
Sample material: Feces
Test time/duration: 5 minutes
Storage: Room temperature (15–25°C)
Sensitivity: 93.6 %
Specificity: 97.4 %
Comparison method: RT-PCR
Test procedure: Rapid test