Laboratory Handbook on Bovine Mastitis, 3rd Edition is available to download free in pdf / epub format.
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.