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Using an On-Farm Bacteriological Culture System

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Publication Number: P3132
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Mastitis is the result of an udder infection, typically caused by bacteria invading the teat end. Not only is it the most expensive disease on a dairy farm, but it can also be difficult to detect and treat. Identifying specific mastitis pathogens can help a producer tailor treatment and management decisions for each mastitis case. However, sending samples to a laboratory can be expensive and typically requires a week to obtain results.