S is for Serology: Unraveling the mysteries of companion animal serology
Sponsored by Zoetis®
Ever submit serum for a test and once the results are back have difficulty interpreting them? Did I ask for the wrong test? Is the test measuring antibodies or antigen? What are the next steps for the affected dog, cat, or horse? More tests? Begin a specific treatment? Serological tests are those able to detect the presence of antibodies or antigen in patient sera. Seems simple enough yet interpretation is key, especially when considering specific infectious diseases. This course will provide basic working knowledge of serological tests, as well as information on test result interpretation to guide the choice of tests and appropriate post-test actions. Diseases to be covered will include canine brucellosis; distemper; parvovirus; canine and equine encephalitis; feline leukemia and immunodeficiency viruses; canine leptospirosis; tick-borne diseases; and mycoses.
The course is complementary but limited to the first 100 registrants. For more information and registration, click here.