Mastitis sampling project

February 6, 2024

APHA is undertaking a ewe mastitis bacteriology project during the 2023/2024 lambing season.

The aim of the project is to improve surveillance of the different bacteria causing mastitis in ewes and to provide antimicrobial resistance data. In addition, samples will also be used to provide surveillance for other organisms that may play a role in ewe mastitis. Anyone experiencing issues with mastitis this year should get in touch for us to arrange these subsidised samples. Each farm can submit up to three samples. Samples need to be taken in a sterile manner to ensure we get the best results, so do get in touch for us to run through the best way to do this. The project will run until May 2024.

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