A new rapid testing service from PBD Biotech will enable farmers to find out in days if a bulk milk or blood sample contains Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP), the bacteria that causes Johne’s Disease.
The service uses the diagnostic test Actiphage® to detect the presence of live mycobacteria in a sample of blood or bulk milk. The test can find 1-2 cells in 50ml of milk*, providing a high level of confidence in its quality. The milk test is also a valuable herd management tool.
For more details of the Johne’s and Map testing service or visit PBD Biotech on stand I50 at Dairy-Tech on Thursday 7th April 2022 at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, CV8 2LH
*Reference: Beinhauerova, M., & Slana, I. (2021). Application of the Actiphage® Assay to Detect Viable Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis Cells in Fresh Sheep and Goat Milk and Previously Frozen Milk and In-Line Milk Filters. Frontiers in veterinary science, 8, 752834. https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2021.752834