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Bioguard Feline Blood Typing Test is Based on Agglutination Reaction not in Antigen-Antibody Reaction
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The blood types of cats are composed of mainly A, B, and AB. Type A is the most common, type B is rarer, and type AB is rarest. Type A erythrocytes express N-glycolylneuraminic acid (Neu5Gc), type B erythrocytes express N-acetylneuraminic acid (Neu5Ac) and type AB erythrocytes express both Neu5Gc and Neu5Ac. Instead of using antigen-antibody reaction for feline blood typing via monoclonal or polyclonal antibodies recognizing the antigens on erythrocytes, Bioguard’s “Feline Blood Typing Kit” is based on the agglutination reaction that occurs when the blood sample interacts with the agglutinin/lectin in the test windows.

Two different lectins are used to interact with Neu5Ac on type B of erythrocytes and Neu5Gc on type A of erythrocytes, respectively. No substance is applied in the control window of the blood typing card, and there should be no agglutination reaction, except for samples with autohemagglutination issue.

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Bioguard Accommodates the Vet Experts for the Virtual Course of 12th WESAVC
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The Bioguard sponsors the 12th East and West Small Animal Clinical Veterinary Conference as the event goes virtual on November 24-26, 2020.

The event is one of the biggest conferences for small animal veterinary. It is yearly held in China, however, due to the pandemic, some of the invited lecturers from Taiwan will be giving their lectures virtually.

As the main sponsor from Taiwan, Bioguard will accommodate some preparations for the upcoming event. Last week, the recording of the lectures were held in the company. Some of the well-known veterinary specialists and experts who came include: (1) Dr. Rick Wong 翁浚岳(伯源), the current Chairman of Taiwan Academy of Veterinary Internal Medicine; (2) Dr. Cheng-Yi Lin 林政毅, Chairman of Taiwanese Society of Feline Medicine; (3) Dr. Xianqi Wang (王咸棋), Professor of the Department of Veterinary Medicine in National Chung Hsing University; (4) Dr. Shengteng Luo (羅勝騰), the Director of Taipei Hongcheng Animal Hospital; (5) Dr. Shengwen Wang (王聲文), the Director of Taipei Veterinary Association; (6) Dr. 楊孝柏, the Director of Zhongyan Animal Hospital; and (7) Dr. Charles Chen (陳朝澧): Former Chairman of Asian Society of Veterinary Dermatology. Further, we will witness also great lectures from (8) Dr. 馮宗宏, the Chairman of Formosa Veterinary Medical Association; (9) Dr. David Tan (譚大倫), the Chairman of Taiwan Veterinary Medical Association; (10) Dr. 陳培中, Honorary Chairman of Taiwan Veterinary Medical Association; and (11) Dr. 蔡坤龍, the Vice Chairman of Taipei Veterinary Medical Association.

The exhibition in China will still be held. With many participants who can’t travel to join the event, the virtual conference will be made available, in partnership with Bioguard Corporation. The aim of the event is to build a platform of science and technology communication for small animal veterinarian, to facilitate the continuous education development for small animal veterinarian, promoting small animal clinical veterinary technology with international standards, and enhancing over- all level of Chinese small animal veterinarian.

Antibiotic Susceptibility Test
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The Antibiotic susceptibility test is used to confirm susceptibility to the chosen empirical antimicrobial agent, and to detect acquired resistance in individual isolates. Once susceptibility patterns have been determined, a clear clinical treatment plan can be developed.

The AST is developed to make veterinarians’ jobs easier by providing a very easy and convenient way to do the antibiotic susceptibility test in their own clinic. 


The WSAVA 2021 World Congress Goes Hybrid

The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) recently announced that its World Congress, planned in partnership with the Federation of Companion Animal Veterinary Associations (FECAVA), will be a hybrid event.

The conference, which will now be held March 21 to 24, 2021, in Warsaw, Poland, will offer delegates the unique opportunity to participate virtually or in person, according to the press release.​

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