It’s day 3 of World Antibiotic Awareness Week! To kick off Tuesday we’re taking a look at the use of antibiotics in the dairy industry

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It’s day 3 of World Antibiotic Awareness Week! To kick off Tuesday we’re taking a look at the use of antibiotics in the dairy industry and how Randox Food can provide the world’s first screening solution to assist dairy processors in supplying milk that meets all EU regulations.

Antibiotics are administered to cattle for various reasons, primarily to ensure the herd is healthy and not suffering from disease or bacterial infection such as mastitis, metritis or respiratory infections, however, antibiotics can be used too often and go beyond acceptable levels.

To help protect the global dairy industry and help dairy processors control their use of antibiotics Randox Food have developed the Infiniplex for Milk Array. The world’s first screening technology that ensures dairy processors are compliant with 98% of EU regulations. In addition to testing for antibiotics, InfiniPlex can detect anti- parasitic, non- steroidal anti-inflammatory and anti-parasitic drug residues from a single 25μl sample using patented Biochip Array Technology.

Further benefits of InfiniPlex for Milk include;

  • Comprehensive and easy to use technology with no technical expertise required
  • Zero sample preparation as the 25μl sample is directly applied to the Biochip
  • Drug discrimination technology where the exact pharmaceutical combinations of veterinary drugs used can be identified
  • Detection of unauthorised substances, some drugs are unauthorised for use therefore aren’t acceptable at any levels these include; chloramphenicol, tetracyclines and ractopamine

The power of Infiniplex is currently unparalleled in the market, by comparison you would need to purchase and interpret 39 kits from competitors to still only achieve 77% compliance with EU regulated antibiotics, making InfiniPlex the only test you need for meeting your dairy screening requirements.

For more information on the antibiotic screening arrays available, contact enquiries@randoxfood.com to find out how Randox Food can simplify your screening practices today.

 

RFD Press office

Randox Food Diagnostics digital press officer

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