SARS-CoV-2 Detection for Veterinary Use

Creative Biolabs has extensive experience in vaccine/drug preclinical development. Vaccines and drugs need to be evaluated on animal models before entering clinical trials. In addition, the study of SARS-CoV-2 virus is still insufficient, and there is a lot of evidence that the virus can infect pets. We have developed available in vitro diagnostic kits for this purpose, which can be used to detect antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid in the serum or plasma of various animals including cats and dogs.

Necessity to Detect SARS-CoV-2 in Animals

Shortly after SARS-CoV-2 began to spread around the world, there were reports of animal infections - pet cats in Hong Kong, China, tigers in the New York City Zoo, and minks raised in the Netherlands. At present, researchers are urgently exploring which species will be infected with SARS-CoV-2 and whether they will transmit the virus to humans. So far, there are only two reports of SARS-CoV-2 transmission to humans-both are mink. The researchers said that the current likelihood of getting SARS-CoV-2 from infected animals is insignificant compared to the possibility of getting SARS-CoV-2 from confirmed humans. But with the decline in the number of human infections and the relaxation of population movement restrictions, infected animals may trigger a new round of outbreaks. The researchers therefore called for a wide range of sampling of pets, livestock, and wildlife to improve the understanding of potential risks. Due to insufficient data, SARS-CoV-2 may be spread among some animals that we do not yet know about.

Creative Biolabs’ Solution to Detect SARS-CoV-2 in Animals

SARS-CoV-2 Detection for Veterinary Use

There are currently more than ten species of animals known to be infected with SARS-CoV-2. Several species, including pet cats, dogs, tigers, lions in captivity, and minks raised on farms, are almost exclusively infected with the virus from humans. This may mean that close relatives of canines, cats, and ferrets are also susceptible to SARS-CoV-2. Some laboratories intentionally infected SARS-CoV-2 with hamsters, rabbits, etc. The results showed that they were also susceptible to the virus. Linda Saif, a virologist at Ohio State University, pointed out: "If SARS-CoV-2 can be spread among wild animals or other species that have close contact with livestock, this will increase the possibility of spreading between species.” Therefore, evaluating the susceptibility of different species and whether they can infect other animals is also an important part of SARS-CoV-2 research.

To this end, Creative Biolabs has developed a kit that can detect the level of anti-SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid antibodies in the serum or plasma of various species of animals.

SARS-CoV-2 Anti-Nucleocapsid Antibody ELISA Kit (Multi-Species)
Cat. VCok-Wyb037
Method ELISA
Species Cats, dogs, cattle, sheep, goats, horses, and other susceptible species
Specimens Plasma or Serum
Coated antigen Purified recombinant nucleocapsid antigen
Conjugate SARS-CoV-2 N antigen-HRP conjugate
Format 12 x 8-well strips

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