Cow mastitis is an inflammation of the mammary gland caused by trauma or infection. It is the most common and costly disease in dairy cattle, affecting milk yield and quality. Mastitis can be classified as subclinical or clinical, depending on the severity of the symptoms. Subclinical mastitis is asymptomatic and detected by testing milk for somatic cell counts. Clinical mastitis is characterized by visible signs of inflammation, such as swelling, redness, pain, heat, and abnormal milk appearance.
Subclinical mastitis is also a risk factor for developing clinical mastitis, which can have more severe consequences for animal health and welfare. Subclinical mastitis can be detected by testing milk for somatic cell counts (SCCs), which indicate the level of inflammation in the udder. Subclinical mastitis can be reduced by implementing preventive measures such as good hygiene, proper milking procedures, dry cow therapy, and selective culling of chronically infected cows. Subclinical mastitis can also be treated by using antibiotics or alternative therapies, depending on the causative pathogen and the organic status of the farm.
The current cow mastitis rapid test kit is based on the detection of a mastitis protein marker for the rapid testing of cow mastitis in milk samples. It is fast, simple and easy-to-use. It can be used in the detection of subclinical mastitis and clinical mastitis in cows.
Key facts of the Cow mastitis rapid test kit
- Ready to use kits for farmers and vet, etc
- Non-incubation required
- Result visible in 10-15min
Technical details of this Cow mastitis rapid test kit
Cow mastitis rapid test kit
||Bovine, cattle, cow
||Store 2-8 oC in dry and dark place. Do not freeze. Avoid direct sunlight.
||Up to 18 months when stored properly.
Application of the Cow mastitis rapid test kit
This kit shall be used to test milk sample. It can identify subclinical and clinical mastitis rapidly and accurately. In certain circumstances, the kit can also be used for the inflammatory detection of cows, for example, endometritis, skin infection, etc. In such cases, when positive results are found, please take proper measures to stop further health problems in cows.
Cow mastitis rapid test kit components
- Cow mastitis rapid test strip, 96pcs
- Disposable droppers, 96 pcs
- Kit instruction manual, 1 set
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