The selective treatment of clinical mastitis based on culture results can reduce antibiotic use by more than 50% without sacrificing treatment efficacy. Local laboratories reporting results in a 24-hour period, or adoption of on-farm milk culture systems, allow producers to make strategic treatment decisions. On-farm culture systems are most reliable when used to classify infections in broad diagnostic categories such as no growth, gram-positive, or gram-negative growth. Diagnostic accuracy is crucial for on-farm culture systems to be efficacious and economically advantageous. Quality assurance is necessary for the success of on-farm culture systems.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||24|
|Journal||Veterinary Clinics of North America - Food Animal Practice|
|State||Published - Nov 2018|
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- Judicious use of antibiotics
- On-farm culture
- Rapid culture systems
- Reduction of antibiotic use
- Selective treatment of mastitis