Ekomilk scan somatic cell counter for detecting mastitis and increasing dairy herd production

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Ekomilk Scan+ for milk producers provides accurate and cost-effective (approx. 0.03$/test) somatic cell count (SCC) per quarter, per cow and for the dairy herd. Reliable and affordable cell count testing is now possible on every farm, in the barn, shed, stall, milking parlor.

With somatic cell measurement and mastitis monitoring , the mammary gland infection “mastitis” of milk cows can be detected at an early stage, also subclinical and udder health can be improved. In turn, milk production, milk quality (also important for dairy processing like cheese and yogurt) and animal well fare and longevity can be improved at the dairy farm.

Ekomilk Scan + is an easy-to-use digital cell meter (counter) which also helps reducing milk control (DHI dairy herd improvement etc) laboratory costs. It is important to avoid a too high cell level in the milk tank (BTSCC or BMTSCC).

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Ekomilk scan somatic cell counter for detecting mastitis and increasing dairy herd production

  1. 1. Somatic Cell Count (SCC) and mastitis management application for dairy farms Presentation for dairy farmers and veterinarians (DVM) , milk producers, herd managers, cattle owners, udder hygiene or feed additive specialists, external DHI (dairy herd improvement) lab analysis. October 2015 Belgium/Canada Website : www.ekomilk.eu www.mastitismonitoring.com
  2. 2. Aug 2015 Easy cell count and mastitis control www.ekomilk.eu 2 Mastitis: introduction Mastitis is an inflammation of the udder. It’s a potentially infectious disease affecting the cow’s (cattle and by extension, livestock: sheep, goat, buffalo) udder in various degrees of intensity. It’s caused by more than 50 distinct organisms. In most cases, one or several of the 10 common microorganisms are present: • Coagulase-negative Staphylococci (CNS) • Staphylococcus aureus • Streptococcus agalactiae • Streptococcus dysgalactiae • Streptococcus uberis • Coliformes • Pseudomonas • Corynebacterium • Mycoplasma • Prototheca • Klebsiella
  3. 3. Aug 2015 Easy cell count and mastitis control www.ekomilk.eu 3 Clinical Mastitis In case of clinical mastitis, the infected quarter is usually inflamed. Usually, the milk will contain coagulations and there can be pain, peeling of the teat skin, faded serous milk and in certain cases blood. In more severe cases (accute mastitis), the cow shows general signs: fever, loss of apetite, accelerated pulse, sharp reduction of milk production, a change in the milk composition for proteins/fats/lactose/minerals.
  4. 4. Aug 2015 Easy cell count and mastitis control www.ekomilk.eu 4 Subclinical Mastitis In contrast, subclinical mastitis is more subtle. Subclinical mastitis is 15 to 40 times more common than clinical mastitis. The cow appears healthy, the udder does not show any sign of inflammation and the milk appears normal. The microorganisms and white cells in the milk (somatic cells, especially leucocytes/leukocytes) which are fighting the infection are present in large numbers in the milk. This high level of somatic cells can be measured (somatic cell count or SCC) with a reliable method.
  5. 5. Aug 2015 Easy cell count and mastitis control www.ekomilk.eu 5 Mastitis and cell count (CCS) The somatic cell count in milk is an indicator of the health status of the udder. There is a clear (cor)relation between this figure and milk production losses. The term ‘somatic cell count – SCC’ indicates a concentration of different leucocytes (or leukocytes) and epithelial cells in 1 ml of milk. Currently, the SCC is widely acepted as classical method to monitor the health status of the mammary gland of dairy female animals.
  6. 6. Aug 2015 Easy cell count and mastitis control www.ekomilk.eu 6 Mastitis and cell count (CCS) The SCC is performed on more than 10 million samples every month in more than 30 countries worldwide (for instance Philpot, W.N. and S.C. Nickerson. 1991. Mastitis: Counter attack. Babson Bros. Co. II., USA.). Generally, an increase in the SCC level indicates an increased level of inflammation in the mammary gland. The motivation of veterinarians (DVM) and dairy producers to reduce the SCC is (ao) based on the proven relation between SCC and milk production losses.
  7. 7. Aug 2015 Easy cell count and mastitis control www.ekomilk.eu 7 Mastitis and cell count (CCS) A lower SCC level is also correlated to higher and more appropriate levels of fats and proteins, fewer clinical mastitis cases, longer shelf life (storage) of milk, better cheese production (coagulation etc) and better stability of milk products. https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recuento_de_c%C3%A9lulas_som%C3%A1ticas
  8. 8. December2015 Easy cell count and mastitis control www.ekomilk.eu 8 Ekomilk Scan+: somatic cell count The somatic cell counter (or meter) for cow milk, Ekomilk Scan+, has been designed for cost-effective and reliable milk quality control at the dairy farm by the milk producer, herd manager or vet (e.g. DVM, udder hygiene or feed additive specialist). This reliable instrument is often used as an on-site and on-line complement to the external DHI (dairy herd improvement) lab analysis. Regular milk quality control on a dairy farm is an important step in the prevention, detection and treatment of mastitis, the most common and most costly dairy disease. Reliable and robust
  9. 9. December2015 Easy cell count and mastitis control www.ekomilk.eu 9 Ekomilk Scan+: mastitis detection Ekomilk Scan+ counts the somatic cells in fresh (raw) milk. With Ekomilk Scan+, the milk producer or veterinarian can measure the somatic cell level (SCC) per quarter, per cow or for the whole herd (cf. milk tank) and detect mastitis at an early stage. In this way the (bovine) cattle owner can improve udder health and increase milk production in terms of quantity and quality, in a cost-effective way. Finally, also farm revenues and profits can improve. Affordable and cost-efficient
  10. 10. December2015 Easy cell count and mastitis control www.ekomilk.eu 10 Ekomilk Scan+: cost-efficient Using Ekomilk Scan+, one test (analysis) costs around 0,04 Euros (estimation based on the approx. cost of the reagent). Therefore, the milk producer can reduce external laboratory analysis expenses by using Ekomilk Scan+ for cell count, while at the same time he or she can also measure more frequently at the dairy farm without incurring logistics costs and delays (for transport of milk samples). After all, it is important to avoid a too high cell level in the milk tank.
  11. 11. December2015 Easy cell count and mastitis control www.ekomilk.eu 11 Ekomilk Scan+: specifications Main specifications: • Measuring range: 90k – 2M2 cells/ml Procedure extension till 8.2Mcells/ml • Average duration/measurement: approx. 75 seconds including rinsing The exact duration depends on the cell level and measurement mode. • Repeatability: <+/- 5% (around 300k cells/ml)
  12. 12. December2015 Easy cell count and mastitis control www.ekomilk.eu 12 Ekomilk Scan+: calibration Main specifications: • Standard calibration: for raw cow milk <24h after milking • Accuracy: Using the software for digital calibration, comparing to a consistent reference (e.g. an official laboratory standard such as Fossomatic), a precision of around +/- 15% can be achieved for the majority of your samples. Please consult the manual for conditions.
  13. 13. December2015 Easy cell count and mastitis control www.ekomilk.eu 13 Ekomilk Scan+: technical specifications Main technical specifications: • Proven method, reliable; • Compact design, portable and lightweight; • Cost-effective and budget-friendly; • Power supply: DC12V (cable included) or AC230V/110V; • Internal memory for 250 measurements; • Interface for PC and thermal printer; • Software for analysis and visualization of results; • CE Certified • 1 or 2 years warranty
  14. 14. Sept 2015 www.ekomilk.eu 14 Is Ekomilk Scan not good enough for you?
  15. 15. Sept 2015 www.ekomilk.eu 15 Would you like a much faster measurement?
  16. 16. Sept 2015 www.ekomilk.eu 16 Completely automated, only „One push of the button”?
  17. 17. Dezember2015 Überwachung der Eutergesundheit, Mastitis Kontrolle www.ekomilk.eu 17 Ekomilk Horizon Main specifications: • Cost per milk analysis: approx. 0,04$ Please contact us for further information. First shipments from April 2016 onward Fully automated
  18. 18. December2015 Easy cell count and mastitis control www.ekomilk.eu 18 Contact for demonstration and orders: • Demonstration videos: www.ekomilk.eu Youtube • Email: office@ekomilk.eu • Skype: Ekomilk factory • Website: www.ekomilk.eu If you are in an exclusive region, your request will be forwarded to our local partner.

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