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Prevention and Control of mastitis

Introduction

Mastitis is the most common disease in dairy cows being one of the limiting factors in milk production. Therefore, its prevention and control is essential to avoid losses, penalties by the industry, maintaining livestock health, to make an appropriate use of medicines and to reduce the costs of veterinary treatments.

The LIGAL through this service performs, on milk samples obtained from cows with mastitis, identification of microorganisms that cause it, and the corresponding antibiogram that provides information on which antibiotic is the most appropriate to treat it. Any farmer or industry may send samples from cows with mastitis for analysis.

Determinations

  • Identification with biochemical identifying system (Viteck) and somatic cell count.
  • Identification without biochemical identifying system (Viteck) and somatic cell count.
  • Identification, antibiogram and somatic cell count.
  • Identification without biochemical test in quarter mixture of Streptococcus agalactiae, Staphylococcus aureus y Prototheca spp. and somatic cell count.
  • Identification without biochemical test in the tank of Streptococcus agalactiae, Staphylococcus aureus y Prototheca spp. and somatic cell count.

The Polymerase Chain Reaction known by its acronym PCR is a molecular biology technique whose main objective is to obtain a large number of copies of a particular DNA fragment, starting from a minimum number; after amplification, identification is much easier and identification probability is higher, for the case of LIGAL, mastitis-causing bacteria.

This technique is especially suitable for cases where conventional farming has no growth, to identify bacteria in milk samples with presence of inhibitors, or for the control of infectious microorganisms.

  • PCR 1 microorganism
    Allows the identification of:

    • Mycoplasma spp. o Mycoplasma bovis o Streptococcus canis o Staphylococcus aureus o Streptococcus agalactiae o Streptococcus uberis.
  • PCR 2 microorganism
    Allows the identification of two of the following microorganisms:

    • Mycoplasma bovisStaphylococcus aureusStreptococcus agalactiae, Streptococcus uberis.
  • PCR 3 microorganism
    Allows the identification of three of the following microorganisms:

    • Mycoplasma bovis, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus agalactiae, Streptococcus uberis
  • PCR 4 microorganisms
    Allows the identification of:

    • Mycoplasma bovis
    • Staphylococcus aureus
    • Streptococcus agalactiae
    • Streptococcus uberis
  • PCR 12 microorganismos
    Allows the identification of:

    • Staphylococcus aureus
    • Staphylococcus spp.(most coagulasa-negative staphylococcus are included)
    • Gen de betalactamasa estafilocócica
    • Enterococcus spp. (included E. faecalis and E. faecium)
    • Streptococcus agalactiae
    • Streptococcus dysgalactiae
    • Streptococcus uberis
    • Escherichia coli
    • Klebsiella spp. (included K. oxytoca and K. pneumoniae)
    • Serratia marcescens
    • Corynebacterium bovis
    • Arcanobacterium pyogenes and/or Peptoniphilus (Peptostreptococcus) indolicus
  • PCR 16 microorganismos
    Allows the identification of:

    • Staphylococcus aureus
    • Staphylococcus spp.(included most Coagulase-negative staphylococci)
    • Gen de betalactamasa estafilocócica
    • Streptococcus agalactiae
    • Streptococcus dysgalactiae
    • Streptococcus uberis
    • Escherichia coli
    • Enterococcus spp. (incluido E. faecalis y E. faecium
    • Klebsiella spp. (incluida K. oxytoca y K. pneumoniae)
    • Serratia marcescens
    • Corynebacterium bovis
    • Arcanobacterium pyogenes y/o Peptoniphilus (Peptostreptococcus) indolicus
    • Mycoplasma bovis
    • Mycoplasma spp.
    • Levadura
    • Prototheca spp.

Otro tipo de determinaciones

Si usted está interesado en otro tipo de determinaciones, el LIGAL estudiará la posibilidad de realizarlas.