“While mastitis diagnosis is critical for targeted therapy, this study was the first to compare these on-farm culture systems for accuracy in identifying specific pathogens,” says Rodrigo Bicalho, chief executive officer of FERA Animal Health. “AccuMast had the highest sensitivity, positive predictive value, negative predictive value and overall accuracy. Plus it was the only test with almost perfect agreement as measured by Cohen-K value.”
The study used 299 milk samples from two commercial dairy herds. The four on-farm systems, along with two reference laboratories, cultured the samples. See Table 1 for the results.FERA Animal Health is dedicated to improving the lives of dairy cattle and farmers by producing easy-to-use products that improve animal health through accurate diagnostics and disease prevention. For more information, call (585) 465-2218, visit www.FeraAnimalHealth.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Evaluation of four on-farm culture plates to identify pathogens associated with mastitis in dairy cows. J. C. Ferreira, M. S. Gomes, E. C. R. Bonsaglia, I. F. Canisso, E. F. Garrett, J. S. Stewart, Z. Zhou, F. S. Lima