The canine diarrhoea panel is a comprehensive stool sample analysis performed at the laboratory. It is extremely accurate in diagnosing a wide variety of diseases and parasites that can cause disease of the gastrointestinal system.
The panel includes tests for –
- Larvae- from worms
- Ova- from worms
- Giardia- a protozoal infection that is reasonably common
- Salmonella- a serious bacterial infection also transmissible to people
- Canine Circavirus
- Canine Enterococcus
- Canine Parvo virus- very serious in puppies and vaccinated against
- Canine Distemper Virus- also included in the regular vaccinations
- Campylobacter Jejuni- a bacterial infection that can be spread to people
- Clostridium Perfringens- low, intermediate and high range (only high range is usually significant )
The results from this test can take up to 3 working days and is then used to tailor treatment and minimise the time that your pet has diarrhoea. This test is particularly valuable when there have been episodes of recurrent diarrhoea, or in newly acquired puppies.