Species: Cats, Dogs
Ranges: Diagnostic Tests
Specifically designed for vets the Speed Biogram can be used to both identify bacterial species and antibiotic sensitivity.
- Samples from skin, ears and urine can be used
- Patented technology allows the original milieu to be taken into account when culturing the organisms - the inoculum effect
- Sensitivity profile within 24hrs for 15 antibiotic options, including: Amoxicillin, Amoxicillin + Clavulanic acid, Cefalexin, Ceftiofur, Doxycycline, Flumiquine, Enrofloxacin,
Marbofloxacin, Spiramycin, Clindamycin, Neomycin, Gentamicin, Sulphonamides + Trimethoprim, Fusidic acid and Polymixin B
- Identification within 48h of 7 pathogens frequently implicated in veterinary medicine, including: Staphylococcus spp.*, Streptococcus spp., Pseudomonas, Proteus, Escherichia coli, Enterobacteriaceae, Malassezia
>"We've been using Speed Biogram for about 2 years now and it has revolutionised our management of urinary tract and ear infections. Using a small incubator, we can have sensitivity results after about 18 hours, allowing us to select the most appropriate antibiotic for optimum treatment, even at the weekend"
Roger Stobbs BVSc MRCVS, Forest Veterinary Clinic
>"On Friday evening I had a Labrador come in with a really nasty moist pyoderma on his cheek. I made a slide but also started a Speed Biogram, in spite of the fact that technically it should be read at 6pm Saturday night. By 10am, there was bacteria growing in all the antibiotic wells except for the Enrofloxacin one. My slide showed rows of cocci and some rods, which was backed up by bright colour changes in the Strep and Pseudomonas wells which were done by noon. I was able to get the owner to come back in and change her potentiated amoxicillin for Marfloquin on Saturday, and the dog is now on the right antibiotics - all done over the weekend. Really happy that we have that in our arsenal"
Erica Coleman-Field, Veterinary Surgeon, All Creatures, Nottingham
* E. coli and Proteus are Enterobacteriaceae