Burim Ametaj (Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science) and David Wishart (Science) have developed a pen-side mastitis test for dairy cattle. It would provide dairy producers with the capability to take a blood or urine sample from a cow to determine whether or not the cow is susceptible to mastitis
A new urine test for dairy cows could help detect mastitis, saving farmers lots of money and avoiding the unnecessary use of antibiotics.
U of A researchers are developing a new, easy-to-use test for mastitis, a common and costly disease in dairy cattle. The researchers say it could help reduce antibiotic resistance in cattle and milk. (Photo: Getty Images)