An eighth installment in the “Tool Box for Udder Health” weekly series is available at the University of Wisconsin Milk Quality website.


In “Week EIGHT: Taking Sterile Milk Samples & The California Mastitis Test,” milk-quality experts explain why strict aseptic procedures must be used when collecting milk samples for culturing. It also looks at the California Mastitis Test (CMT) as a simple, inexpensive way to detect unseen infections. Equipment and procedures are explained, as well as how to read a CMT Test and interpret the scores.

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Source: UW Milk Quality