In spite of considerable improvements in milk quality, mastitis continues to be the most frequent and costly disease of dairy cows.The use of on-farm culturing to direct treatment of clinical mastitis gives farmers the opportunity to make better treatment decisions and reduce costs associated with milk discard and treatment of microbiologically negative cases.
UW-Extension Milk Quality veterinarianPam Ruegg developed a new video series to guide individualsUsing On Farm Culturing to Improve Mastitis Treatment.
In the sixth episode of the video series, How to Set Up Culture Plates,Dr. Ruegg discusses inoculating the plates to grow and identify the type of bacteria that is responsible for the mastitis. To see the video, click here.
For more information regarding milk quality, visitUW-Milk Qualityor contact UW-Extension Milk Quality SpecialistPam Ruegg. Additional videos regarding milk quality can be found at theUW Milk Quality Channelon YouTube.