Antibiotic reduction use with technology for on-farm growing

Reduce antibiotic use with technology for on-farm growing

New gadgets and gizmos are great for the farm, but often new antibiotic technology can be expensive and will take time to generate a return on investment.

On-farm milk growing devices, which are usually used to help classify various types of mastitis, are one fairly cheap piece of equipment that may have a shorter cycle over the return period. According to Cari Reynolds, a research assistant to the William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute, this form of technology can be user-friendly, deliver fast results and can help keep money in your pocket for antibiotics.

New antibiotic technology

While considerable improvements have been made in the quality of milk over the years, mastitis continues to be one of the most prevalent and costly diseases on the farm. Yet despite improved studies, the antibiotic therapy does not help other forms of mastitis (such as those caused by Gram-negative bacteria).

Classifying Bacteria

The producers are also the opportunity to accurately classify the types of bacteria responsible for causing a mastitis infection. By using an on-farm culture system. By understanding this knowledge at an early point. Producers will make smarter choices about medication and also reduce the risk of using needless antibiotics.

It is relatively easy and reasonably inexpensive to set up a cropping machine on-farm, Reynolds says. Small models will typically fall into the price range of $300-$400, with samples costing around $3 each.

According to Reynolds. The Journal of Dairy Science studies showed that farms that make selective care decisions. Using the effects of on-farm mastitis cultivation had the ability to minimize antibiotic use by 50%.

“Having this useful knowledge at your disposal would save you from needless or inadequate antibiotic therapies. Also that the cost of treating one mastitis case can be up to $400. And discarding milk up to $ 100 per contaminated cow / year”. Reynolds also says.

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