Unlimited Access to UWMQ’s On Farm Culturing Series

January 11, 2016

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This new series will guide you through the principles of on farm culturing and selective mastitis treatment. You will learn what you need to get started, how to collect sterile milk samples, culture bacteria and how to diagnose results.

Watch videos, download guides and submit your questions to Ask the Expert about on farm culturing techniques and selective treatment.

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Episode #1: Treatment Decisions for Clinical Mastitis
Part ONE: Will Antibiotics Help the Cow?
Part TWO: Using Cultures to Make Selective Treatment Decisions
Initial Decision Making for Treatment of Clinical Mastitis
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Non-Severe Clinical Mastitis Treatment Therapy

Episode #2: How to Set Up Your On Farm Laboratory
On Farm Culture Laboratory Set Up

Episode #3: Selecting Culture Media
How to Select Culture Media

Episode #4: Mastitis Severity Scoring
Clinical Mastitis Severity Scoring Sheet

Episode #5: How to Collect an Aseptic Milk Sample
How to Collect Sterile Milk Sample

Episode #6: How to Set Up Culture Plates
How to Set Up Culture Plates

Episode #7: How to Read Culture Plates
How to Read Culture Plates

Episode #8: How to Identify Staphylococcus Species Using Selective Agars
How to Identify Staphylococcus Species

Episode #9: How to Identify Streptococcus Species Using Selective Agars
How to Identify Streptococcus Species

Episode #10: How to Identify Gram Negative Species
How to Identify Gram Negative Species

Episode #11: On Farm Culturing: What Can Go Wrong?
What Can Go Wrong?

**Additional Resources

University of Minnesota On Farm Culture
Order culture media plates, download reference guides and submit milk samples to their veterinary diagnostic laboratory. A great resource to learn more about on farm culturing!