Most commonly used media to differentiate mastitis pathogens

There are several types of media used at the laboratory to discriminate the groups of causative agents of mastitis. Hereby will be described those media that are the most commonly used to this end.

General procedures at the lab

Colonies of bacterium causing mastitis

Once the milk sample arrives at the laboratory, a minimum of 48 hours is required to process it. The sample is plated onto general-purpose culture media and selective culture media for the main aetiological groups.

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