When scours, pink eye or respiratory disease strikes a cow/calf herd or feedlot pen, a quick and accurate diagnosis of the culprit pathogen is key to containing the damage.
A new instrument has enabled veterinarians at the Nebraska Veterinary Diagnostic Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to identify potentially deadly bacteria in a matter of minutes — compared to the days it once took to identify pathogens via lab culture.
The $250,000 instrument uses MALDI-TOF
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