Equine Allergy Tests

SEROLOGICAL TESTS YOU CAN TRUST

Our ELISA based serology tests can detect allergen-specific IgE against 56 different allergens. You can find all of our allergens listed in our allergen list below.

 

Our equine allergy tests:

 

  • Provide clear, easily interpreted results in a format that can be shared with owners

 

  • Require withdrawal from fewer medications prior to testing and are less invasive and more time efficient compared to intradermal testing

 

  • Boast a quick standard turnaround times of 2-4 days

 

  • Include highly specific assays, using monoclonal antibodies for IgE detection

 

  • Have been supported by numerous peer-reviewed publications

 

  • Are evidence-based tests with excellent reproducibility

 

Please click on the   below to explore each test further.

 

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Avacta Allergy + Complete Environmental, Insect & Food

Environmental Test

 

By measuring allergen-specific IgE antibodies present in the serum, the Avacta Allergy+™ environmental test can help to identify environmental allergens for both allergen avoidance purposes and to select for inclusion in allergen specific immunotherapy (ASIT).

 

Why test?

 

Serological testing enables you to provide additional management and therapeutic options (such as ASIT) for allergy cases. Only by identifying relevant allergens are you able to offer all long-term solutions as part of an effective, management programme for this life-long condition.

 

Allergens:

  • Grasses
  • Weeds
  • Trees and shrubs
  • Mites and fleas
  • Dander
  • Moulds

 

Insect Test

 

By measuring allergen specific IgE antibodies present in the serum, this equine-specific test can help to identify insect allergens to enable both management changes to take place and for inclusion in allergen specific immunotherapy (ASIT).

 

Why test?

 

  • Identifying hypersensitivities through testing enables specific management and therapeutic options
  • Culicoides hypersensitivity often exists in combination with a hypersensitivity to other biting insects and other environmental allergens
  • Different biting insects are active in different months of the year and at different times of the day

 

Allergens:

  • Black Fly
  • Culicoides
  • Horse fly
  • House fly
  • Mosquito
  • Stable Fly

 

Food Test

 

The only way to diagnose a food allergy is by conducting a food trial. Using the Avacta Allergy+™ food test can help identify which foods are the most appropriate to use for the food trial.

 

This test measures allergen-specific IgG and IgE antibodies against food allergens and is designed to assist in the selection of novel foods, or commercial hydrolysed diets, for an elimination diet trial.

 

Why test?

 

  • Simple results scores in a clear visual format help owner understanding
  • Aids in the selection of foods suitable for an elimination diet
  • Owner engagement promotes stricter compliance

 

Allergens:

  • Cereals
  • Vegetables

 

 

Avacta Allergy + Environmental & Insect

Environmental Test

 

By measuring allergen-specific IgE antibodies present in the serum, the Avacta Allergy+™ environmental test can help to identify environmental allergens for both allergen avoidance purposes and to select for inclusion in allergen specific immunotherapy (ASIT).

 

Why test?

 

Serological testing enables you to provide additional management and therapeutic options (such as ASIT) for allergy cases. Only by identifying relevant allergens are you able to offer all long-term solutions as part of an effective, management programme for this life-long condition.

 

Allergens:

  • Grasses
  • Weeds
  • Trees and shrubs
  • Mites and fleas
  • Dander
  • Moulds

 

 

Insect Test

 

By measuring allergen- specific IgE antibodies present in the serum, this equine-specific test can help to identify insect allergens to enable both management changes to take place and for inclusion in allergen specific immunotherapy (ASIT).

 

Why test?

 

  • Identifying hypersensitivities through testing enables specific management and therapeutic options
  • Culicoides hypersensitivity often exists in combination with a hypersensitivity to other biting insects and other environmental allergens
  • Different biting insects are active in different months of the year and at different times of the day

 

Allergens:

  • Black Fly
  • Culicoides
  • Horse fly
  • House fly
  • Mosquito
  • Stable Fly

 

 

Avacta Allergy + Food

Food Test

 

The only way to diagnose a food allergy is by conducting a food trial. Using the Avacta Allergy+™ food test can help identify which foods are the most appropriate to use for the food trial.

 

This test measures allergen-specific IgG and IgE antibodies against food allergens and is designed to assist in the selection of novel foods, or commercial hydrolysed diets, for an elimination diet trial.

 

Why test?

 

  • Simple results scores in a clear visual format help owner understanding
  • Aids in the selection of foods suitable for an elimination diet
  • Owner engagement promotes stricter compliance

 

Allergens:

  • Cereals
  • Vegetables

Avacta Allergy + Screens

Allergy Screening

 

Avacta Allergy+™ Screens provide a cost-effective solution if you suspect allergic disease. Using the same ELISA based technology as our allergy tests, the results will show you either a single positive or a negative result to each mixed allergen panel. You can then investigate further if desired, by expanding any positive allergen panel result to gain individual allergen results.

 

This provides an economic method for allergen identification and, following expansion of positive panel results, is an excellent precursor to allergen-specific immunotherapy treatment.