Milk Culture – mastitis

Preferred Sample

Milk (5-20 ml)

Fee

$10

Schedule

Days Tested

MON | TUE | WED | THU | FRI

Turnaround Time

3-6 days

Description

Isolation and identification of bacteria present in milk to determine the causitive agent of mastitis. Routine milk culture does not include Mycoplasma sp. If Mycoplasma is suspected please also request Mycoplasma culture.

Species

Bovine | Canine | Feline | Equine | Ovine | Caprine | Porcine | Wildlife Exotic | Other

Shipping Requirements

The best results come from samples that are appropriately collected in a leak-proof (screw cap) container and are either frozen immediately or transported on ice pack to the laboratory within 24 hours.

Additional Instructions

Collection method: Clean teats from front to back, collect milk specimen from back to front. Aseptically squirt 5-20 ml of milk into sterile container. For bulk tank samples see milk culture – bulk tank. An additional fee is charged for antibiotic susceptibility testing.

Please see Milk Collection Guide for complete submission information. Additionally, this video gives a demonstration of milk collection.