InPouch TF® is a simple-to-use culture media for the detection of Tritrichomonas foetus – the parasite that causes Bovine Trichomoniasis. Designed for collection, transport and detection, the proprietary medium is highly selective and specific for trich — with a nutritive culture that maintains and propagates the parasite for easy visual detection.
Simply swab and inoculate the fluid at the point-of-care. Parasite flagellates can be observed at 10X magnification.
One bull can infect a large portion of the herd. Testing bulls for Trich before and after breeding season protects your herd and investment. Even with a closed herd, and no community pastures, there is still risk of Trichomoniasis if infected cow or bull from a neighboring herd comes through the fence. Trichomoniasis is difficult to eradicate. The costs of a trich-infected bull can be staggering; infected cows experience reproductive failure, lower calving frequency, and more — infected bulls need to be destroyed as they do not exhibit symptoms. Colorado State University published an analysis of Trichomoniasis Prevention: the Cost per Cow to Prevent
According to a recent study published in BMC Veterinary Research: “The accuracy of a test for identifying infected populations depends on test specificity, the disease infectivity and the population size. For detecting TF-infected herds, every bull could be cultured and positive cultures confirmed by a TF-specific PCR thus resulting in a nearly perfect specificity for individual bulls.”.
Biomed's InPouch TF is a trusted, rapid and economical Trich Test which has been known as “The Gold Standard” for over 15 years — with both pouch and PCR compatible transit tubes available.
TF medium is known to be effective in preserving T. foetus, T. suis, T. galliniae and P. hominis.
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Incubate the pouch vertically at 35-37°C for up to 6 days. InPouch TF is designed for safe transport, if needed. Inoculated InPouch TF tests should be transported within 48 hours after inoculation and maintained at 15-37°C.
InPouch TF - Bovine has a shelf life of 12 months from the date of manufacture.
Do not refrigerate or freeze InPouch TF tests. Upon receipt, store at 18-25°C horizontally, away from direct sunlight. Do not use expired tests. Do not use an InPouch test if the liquid appears to be cloudy, leaky, dark brown or dried.
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by: Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
⚠ WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including including Iron Dextran and Chloramphenicol, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to P65Warnings.ca.gov.