Sample collection is extremely important for a correct diagnostic analysis. During collection, it is important to focus on the place of the pathology. When looking to enteric infections we should focus our sampling on fresh rectal swabs or gut content. We describe different methodologies on how samples can be collected for analysis with PathoSense. As a result, purified samples will be submitted to the PathoSense laboratory.
Never collect feces from the pen floor! These samples are contaminated by the environment (e.g. environment infection pressure, sow feces etc...) and do not represent the replication of pathogens inside the animal!