If you've been looking for a good reference book on mastitis, then check out the "Laboratory Handbook on Bovine Mastitis."

Published by the National Mastitis Council, this handbook contains sections on sample collection and handling, testing, diagnostic procedures, as well as prevention and control methods for specific mastitis pathogens.

The 222-page technical manual sells for $129.95 for NMC members and $149.95 for non-members, plus shipping and handling. If you have any questions about the handbook, or would like to place an order, contact the National Mastitis Council at (608) 224-0622, or by e-mail at: nmc@nmconline.org