2-in-1 on-farm solution to get control over Staph. aureus and Clinical Mastitis

  • RMore than 50% cost savings
  • RUp to 70% reduction in antibiotic use

Staph. aureus

  • RKeep your herd clean
  • RIdentify any risk cow

Clinical Mastitis

  • RImprove clinical outcome
  • RIdentify the mastitis causing pathogens
  • RMake informed decisions for best response

WHY CHOOSE FRESH COW DRY COW

The All-In-One Solution for Staph. aureus & Clinical Mastitis

FCDC customer
Tony Hollinshead, Matamata NZ – Fresh Cow Dry Cow user.

TRUST AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

Powerful, Independent, Affordable Lab
  • On-farm hospital grade testing
  • Accurate, even in none-aseptic conditions
  • No cross contamination from shared equipment or milk lines (trust results are from the animal sampled)
  • Results within 24hr for quick decisions
  • Results you can understand yourself directly
  • No complicated and costly outside interventions

FIRST CLASS TECHNOLOGY & UNPARALLELED SUPPORT

What you get with Fresh Cow Dry Cow
  • Highest Staph. aureus Sensitivity (>97%)
  • Single or Composite Samples
  • Clinical Mastitis Broad Diagnostic Capabilities (> 15 pathogens)
  • Easy to Use on Farm
  • Exclusive 7-Day Support
  • Affordable
FCDC customer

WHEN TO USE FRESH COW DRY COW

Reduce Mastitis Cost & Keep your Herd Clean

STAPH. AUREUS CONTROL

New or replacement cows

Any cows with unknown Staph. aureus status should be tested before joining the clean herd.

Fresh cows

When there is a suspicion of Staph. aureus in the herd, all fresh cows need to be tested before they join the clean herd.

Staph. aureus cows that have been treated

Post-treatment Testing of Staph. aureus cows will tell you whether treatment was successful. Staph. aureus treatment failure rate is high.

Selective Dry Cow Therapy

RMT and test positive quarters to adapt DCT.

MASTITIS CONTROL

Clinical cows

Any cow exhibiting signs of clinical mastitis should be tested to adapt response to pathogen

BROAD DETECTION CAPABILITY

Diagnostic Tool that covers 100% of your needs
  1. On-farm hospital-grade Staph. aureus testing
  2. Accurate, even in non-aseptic conditions
  3. 100% trust results are from the animal sampled
  4. Unique mixed cultures capability. E.g.
    • Staph. aureus & CNS
    • Staph. aureus & Strep. uberis
    • Strep. dysgalactiae & Strep. uberis
Staph. aureus
E. coli
Strep. uberis
CNS or NAS
Strep. dysgalactiae
Strep. agalactiae
Bacillus
Corynebacterium
Klebsiella
Enterobacter
Serratia
Pasteurella
Pseudomonas
Nocardia
Trueperella
Enterococcus and Strep.-like organisms

Money Saver, More Effective, Antimicrobial Stewardship

Calculate your direct cost savings
Number of clinical cows ?
Cows
Fresh Cow Dry Cow® test unit cost?
$
Treatment cost (per course) ?
$
Clinical cases requiring treatment?
%
Clinical cases typically treated?
%
With Fresh Cow Dry Cow®?
Without Testing?
Diagnostic cost
$220$0
Animal treated
3 Cows9 Cows
Treatment cost
$450$220
Total Cost
$673$1359
Fresh Cow Dry Cow® Savings

67%

Less Antibiotic Use

%
$

24/7 Power in your hands

FRESH COW DRY COW PROCESS

1.
Cows to test
  • New or replacement cows
  • Fresh cows
  • Staph. aureus cows that have been treated
  • Selective Dry Cow Therapy

  • Clinical Cows (visual, abnormal milk, high SCC, RMT/CMT)
2.
Sample Milk
  • Easy sampling process: take a composite sample of all quarters or a sample of the identified clinical quarter.
3.
Test
  • Plate milk sample & place in high capacity incubator for 24 hours.
4.
Read your results
  • Interpret your results directly at the farm with the easy-to-use interpretation guide.
5.
Take Action

Now that you know what is going on, make strategic decisions:

  • Care for your animal in accordance with your veterinary protocol
  • Address root causes
Enjoy your results
  • Cleaner herd
  • Less culling
  • Less treatment
  • Peace of mind

If your number of mastitis cases are continually high or you identify many Staph. aureus cows, we recommend you do a Snapshot test to further assess the origin of your issues.”

7 day / Week Farm Medix Support

  • No time, or any doubts about interpretation or results?
  • We will review your tests and tell you what your results are.
  • Our dedicated support specialists are always available when you need them.
FarmMedix Starter Kit

All in one Kit, Easy to use

Farm Medix Starter Kit

Everything you need to set up your on-farm lab

  • High Capacity Incubator (40 tests at once)
  • Interpretation guide and posters
  • Fresh Cows Dry Cow Box (10 tests)
FRESH COW DRY COW Tutorial Video

Why choose Farm medix

Years of successful turnarounds and continuous improvements

Andrew Hardie & Helen Long

New Zealand

430 cows, Pasture - Conventional

  • Snapshot
  • Herdscreen

350K SSC, 2 years creeping up

High Sub-clinical Staph aureus

Segregation, No Culling, CM testing

Cows were segregated (Not culled).  OAD for Staph and Penicillin Cows.
Proactive on going testing of clinical cases.
Problem managed- recommendations around SOP’s and milking routines adopted including culturing new cases to remain vigilant.

Rob Rolston

New Zealand

800 cows, Pasture - Conventional

  • Snapshot

6 weeks of grading, SCC: 400-500K

Major influence of environmental markers

SOP’s and milking routines

Recommendations around SOP’s and milking routines adopted.

Richard Colebrook

New Zealand

900 cows, Pasture - Conventional

  • Snapshot

250 cases of Mastitis in 6 weeks. Max SCC 340K.

High level of environmental markers

SOP’s and milking routines

SOP’s and milking routines

Cows with high SCC from the last (emergency) herd test were cultured rather than culled.

Recommended practical measures were put into place.

Craig Jopp

New Zealand

750 cows, Pasture - Conventional

  • Snapshot

Unexplained spike in SCC

High levels of environmental & opportunistic markers

Teat spraying procedure

Reverted to hand spraying cows at cups off.

Andrew Hardie & Helen Long

New Zealand

430 cows, Pasture - Conventional

  • Snapshot
  • Herdscreen

350K SSC, 2 years creeping up

High Sub-clinical Staph aureus

Segregation, No Culling, CM testing

Cows were segregated (Not culled).  OAD for Staph and Penicillin Cows.
Proactive on going testing of clinical cases.
Problem managed- recommendations around SOP’s and milking routines adopted including culturing new cases to remain vigilant.