Identify Key Mastitis Pathogens in Just 24 Hours!
Mastitis is among the most common and costly diseases of dairy cattle. In just 24 hours the new Spectrum MS™ culture system can provide a presumptive identification of many of the major organisms responsible for this potentially devastating problem. The Spectrum MS™ system consists of a four chambered plate containing two selective chromogenic agars, Selective Staphylococcus agar, and non-selective Tryptic Soy Agar with 5% sheep blood. This unique combination of (4) medias incorporated into a single culture plate provides the basis for a comprehensive scheme for identifying the infectious agents.
Spectrum™ chromogenic agars have been specifically formulated to produce uniquely pigmented colonies when inoculated with those bacteria for which the product has been validated. Each bacterium can then be easily differentiated on the basis of color and colony appearance. Depending upon the organism, color reactions may be either genus or species-specific. The Spectrum MS™ culture system utilizes both Gram positive and Gram negative selective chromogenic agars. The Staphylococcus Select agar provides a means for positive identification of Staphylococcus aureus while non selective blood agar contributes to the diagnostic scheme by helping to identify hemolytic bacteria.
The following organisms can be identified using the full color interpretation guide provided free with your first order: Streptococcus agalactiae, Streptococcus uberis, Staphylococcus aureus, E. coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Proteus mirabilis, Enterobacter Spp. and yeasts such as Candida albicans. Click here to view the Spectrum MS™ interpretative matrix.
The Spectrum MS™ culture system is packaged in boxes of 10 individually wrapped plates for extended shelf life of up to 12 weeks. Complete instructions
Spectrum MS™ Mastitis Culture System 57.11/Pkg. 10
Disposable inoculating loops; Pkg. 100 22.23
Sterile 4 oz. specimen containers; Cs. 100 37.21
Extra large alcohol prep pads; Pkg. 100 14.72
Incubators (Click here for info) From 405.00
***Note: As with all culture procedures, a 37° incubator is required. Click here to see our most popular units or call (800)330-1522 for our complete listing of both new and refurbished equipment or click here.