Watch as Dr.Mike Costin, ANIMART Technical Services Veterinarian explains the benefits, process, and interpretation of on-farm milk cultures.
Mastitis accounts for 80% of antibiotic usage on farms, but accurate and effective treatment can be difficult without knowing what pathogens we are dealing with. On-farm milk culturing helps identify mastitis pathogens for more targeted mastitis treatments to increase cure rates and decrease costs.
In Part 1, Dr. Mike will explain the benefits of on-farm culturing, proper aseptic milk collection and swabbing the culture plate.
In Part 2, Dr. Mike will explain how to interpret the results and treatment decisions.