Staphylococcus media for isolation of Staph organisms including Staph aureus. Streptococcus media for isolation of Strep organisms including Strep agalactiae. 10 plates/sleeve.
On-farm culturing (OFC) for identification of pathogens causing clinical and sub-clinical mastitis is becoming popular due to several benefits this procedure provides the milk producer:
• Results in 24-28 hours.
• Minimize withholding of milk.
• Reduce antibiotic use.
• Control treatment costs.
• Optimize quality and volume payments.
• Screen replacement animals.
• Reduce the number of culled animals.
• Assess pre-milking cow preparation.
• Avoid deterioration of shipped samples.
• Staph and Strep Environmental on one (SSE) plate.
OFC is simple and involves a modest investment of time and materials. Here's how it works. A loop (recommended for all plates, especially SSE plates) is used to spread milk from one sample vial onto each medium contained on a plate. The plate is placed in an incubator set at 35°C for 24 hours and checked for an early indication of pathogenic bacteria. Another 24 hours may be required before the preferred treatment option becomes apparent.
Related items used with the OFC plates include:
066-3100 Alcohol Swabs
170-3005 Translucent 2 oz. Sample Vials
004-3100 Compact Incubator (holds 6 plates)
486-3905 Styrofoam Incubator (holds 48 plates)
156-3119 Nalgene Wash Bottle, 250 mL, Wide Mouth
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals which are known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects, and/or other reproductive harm.