Lyme Test for Dogs and Horses

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Lyme Test for Dogs and Horses

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Lyme Test for Dogs and Horses

The Serology/Immunology laboratory at the AHDC offers an assay for the detection of antibodies to B. burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease. The Lyme multiplex assay is available for testing samples from dogs and horses.

The Lyme multiplex assay combines the advantages of the previous ELISA and Western blot testing. It is a fully quantitative assay that simultaneously detects antibodies to different specific antigens of B. burgdorferi as indicators of acute or chronic infection. The assay also distinguishes between antibodies induced by infection with the spirochetes or vaccination against Lyme disease.

Both serum and/or cerebrospinal fluid samples can be submitted for multiplex testing using the regular AHDC sample submission form. Further information can be obtained on the test detail pages or you can call (607-253-3900).

Additional information for horses

Additional information for dogs

Determining an animal's status

Lyme Q&A

Better Test for Lyme Disease in Pets - Inside Science Television
This video from Inside Science Television illustrates the new AHDC test for Lyme disease in horses and dogs. The test can better determine the stage of infection, and increase the effectiveness of treatment.