Laboratory Handbook on Bovine Mastitis, 3rd Edition


 by National Mastitis Council (NMC), February 2017, FileType: PDF

Laboratory handbook on bovine mastitis, 3rd edition

The National Mastitis Council (NMC) released its third edition of the Laboratory Handbook on Bovine Mastitis. A 148-page book for laboratory diagnosticians, veterinarians, educators, students, researchers, technical specialists and dairy producers, it discusses the basic theories of microbial culture, mastitis diagnosis and pathogens, laboratory procedures and molecular pathogen diagnosis methods. Previous editions were published in 1987 and 1999.

Aseptic technique in sample collection is an absolute necessity. The quality of samples is extremely important in any diagnostic procedure; however, the quality of samples for mastitis diagnosis can be more difficult to obtain than other diseases. Organisms that have the potential to cause mastitis are common and prevalent throughout any dairy, and therefore samples can easily become contaminated if proper technique is not followed in collecting the sample. Contaminated samples lead to misdiagnosis, increased work, confusion, and frustration. Fundamentals of Laboratory Animal Science

The Laboratory and Field Handbook on Bovine Mastitis was first published in 1987, with its first revision being published in 1999 as the Laboratory Handbook on Bovine Mastitis. The contributors to the most recent revision of the Laboratory Handbook on Bovine Mastitis would like to acknowledge the excellent work of the Writing Committee of the previous editions. Previous editions were comprehensive­ and organized in an excellent manner. Much of the material that was presented in the first revision remains very relevant and presentable today. Thus, readers of the first revision will be familiar with the current handbook. All readers will benefit from the hard work of the previous and current contributors to this practical publication.

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