New Rapid On-farm Somatic Cell Count Test Detects Subclinical Mastitis

April 29, 2011 05:38 AM

Moorestown, NJ – PortaCheck, Inc., introduces the PortaSCC Quick Test –- the first rapid and affordable, semi-quantitative on-farm test that detects mastitis, including the low SCC levels associated with subclinical mastitis.
"We are excited to launch the new PortaSCC Quick Test. As time is a crucial factor for dairy producers, this product detects subclinical mastitis in just five minutes, helping dairy producers catch mastitis even before clinical symptoms appear," says Ayoma Finlay, vice president of PortaCheck. "Convenient in a milking routine, the PortaSCC Quick Test is a simple and cost-effective screening tool that allows dairy producers to keep high-SCC milk out of the bulk tank, monitor herd health, improve milk quality and increase production."
Easy to use, the PortaSCC Quick Test is based on the same proven technology as the patented PortaSCC milk test currently used worldwide. Just add fresh milk and activator solution to the test strip and wait five minutes to compare the results to a color chart. Producers can conveniently check:
  • Problem cows or quarters
  • Response to a treatment
  • Cows at freshening or dryoff
  • A group of cows
The PortaSCC Quick Test is now available in the U.S. through Nelson-Jameson, Inc., Marshfield, Wis. (1-800-826-8302), and many local dealers. For more information, visit PortaCheck at or call 1-866-500-7722.

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