The dreaded EC word that every bun owner hates to hear.
Encephalitazoon cuniculi is spread by urine through infected individuals and can technically affect all mammals (Yes, humans included) as long as they are immunocompromised.
Another scary thing is, studies show up to 70% of all bunnies actually have or have been exposed to EC before.
Fortunately, majority of these buns remain dormant with only 30% or so displaying active infections.
Due to the high prevalence and zoonotic risk (ability to spread to humans and other animals), we do recommend that all bunny patients be tested for this.
In the past, it was not always possible due to the large amount of blood required, long waiting time (1month!) and cost.
With the latest technology, we are glad to offer EC testing from 1 March 2019!
All we need is 1 drop of blood from your bunny/ guinea pig/ mouse etc and 5-7days workings days!
The sample will be collected in a sterile manner into a special device which is sent via overnight shipping to a laboratory that deals with companion, pocket and exotic animals. The sample will be tested using ELISA, IFA to give a positive or negative result. Upon request, titre testing can also be performed at extra cost.
Please call us for further information.
Pre-order your test kit with us now as there will be limited collection kits at a time.
PLEASE NOTE: A HEAD TILT IS NOT A DEATH SENTENCE!