The regular monitoring of Salmonella in poultry is obligatory in many countries in Europe and the Americas.
Salmonella Enteritidis is the cause of food-borne infections via faecal contamination or more directly from eggs. Salmonella Pullorum Gallinarum causes severe infectious diseases in young poultry. This bacterium is spread from generation to generation via the eggs.
The Rapid Plate Agglutination (RPA) test is a technique based on the agglutination of antibodies produced by infected poultry with the suspension of Salmonella antigens, present in our products. Agglutination reveals the presence of circulating antibodies.
- Salmonella Pullorum Gallinarum (Biovac) (ref: AS1)
- Salmonella Enteritidis (Biovac) (ref: AS2)
- Specific pathogen-free (SPF) chicken serum (ref: AS7)
- Positive Salmonella Pullorum serum ref: AS5)
How to use the tests
Click below to download the instructions for use for the different rapid plate agglutination tests:
- Salmonella Pullorum Gallinarum antigen (Biovac)
- Salmonella Enteritidis antigen (Biovac)
- Specific pathogen-free (SPF) chicken serum
- Positive Salmonella Pullorum Gallinarum
Reading the results
The results are easy to read. Blue-violet agglutinates indicate a positive result and nothing happens when the result is negative. An aid to reading the results can be downloaded below. It includes photos of positive and negative results for each reagent: