Long reach flexible plastic shaft (65cm) for optimum sampling
Sturdy plastic sheath helps control swab, and protects specimen
Based on Transwab®,
the world’s leading transport device for bacteriological specimens
medium with charcoal for optimum recovery of fastidious
organisms includingTaylorella equigenitalis.
Individually packed complete kit with long reach swab, plastic guide
sheath, and labeled
transport tube with Transwab medium.
Entire pack with contents sterilized by irradiation to medical device
Contagious equine metritis is a serious venereal disease of horses
caused by the bacterium
In stallions the disease is apparently asymptomatic, but in mares the
condition results in vaginal discharge, infertility, or early
abortion. The principal site of infection is the uterus, so a method
is required of obtaining specimens for microbiological investigation.
is used for the investigation of equine uterine infections such as
contagious equine metritis. The swab has an extra long sheathed shaft
to allow specimens to be collected from the uterus and adjacent areas.
The swab is then placed immediately in the tube of Transwab medium.
The plug is slid along to seal the transport tube, and the remaining
section of shaft can be easily cut off.
Mansmann, McAllister & Pratt,
1982, Contagious equine metritis
Equine Medicine & Surgery, 3rd
Edition, Vol. 1, 374-376, American Veterinary Publications, Santa
A common code of practice for the control of contagious equine
metritis and other equine reproductive diseases for the 1981
covering season in France, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. 1980,
1977, Genital infections in mares, Veterinary Record,
Bleumink-Pluym, N.M., E.A ter Laak, D.J Houwers and B.A van der
strains in their invasion of and replication in cultured cells.
Clinical and Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology,
1999 Recovery of a bacterium closely resembling
from the reproductive tract of donkeys and horses. Journal of
equine veterinary science
in Clinical Veterinary Microbiology, 278ff, Wolfe, London
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