Mastatest, a fully automated mastitis diagnostic that rapidly informs dairy farmers about causative bacterial type, antibiotic sensitivity, and gives a vet-recommended treatment protocol, is being officially launched by Mastaplex UK Ltd on 1 September 2022.
Mastaplex CEO Dr Olaf Bork said “We are delighted to be bringing Mastatest to the UK. Mastatest gives dairy farmers and veterinarians timely and precise data about the cause of mastitis cases, the optimal treatment plan, and long-term herd insight to guide management decisions. Thousands of dairy farmers across New Zealand and Australia have benefitted from our system already, and we are excited to now make it available to farms here in the UK.”
Published data shows use of Mastatest in clinical mastitis cases can reduce antibiotic use on-farm by 24%, and farmers report significantly reduced bulk milk somatic cell counts. Dr Bork stated "UK milk processors and retailers are leading the world with their strong focus on reducing the unnecessary use of antibiotics in dairy cows. We believe that the Mastatest technology offers a unique approach that enables farmers, working with their vets, to deliver better mastitis outcomes for their herd with less antibiotic use"
In the UK market Agsenze, makers of the HerdVision automated mobility and body condition scoring camera system are acting as sales agents for Mastatest. Head of Sales Stuart Adams commented “We're very pleased to be bringing Mastatest to UK farms. There is a natural synergy between HerdVision and Mastatest, with both products being innovative and technologically advanced solutions to costly herd health problems. Our goal is to support British farmers in further increasing their efficiency and productivity with these two simple-to-use solutions”.
For more information about installing Mastatest on your farm or in your vet clinic, go to www.mastatest.com/get-in-touch.