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One-Third of All Dairy Cows Get Mastitis
Mastitis is costly and disruptive as feed efficiency and production are negatively impacted when infected cows are treated with antibiotics and their milk is wasted.
The herd’s physical environment is the main source of mastitis outbreaks. With no established practice for assessing environmental risks, dairies are uncertain about herd health.
This guesswork costs dairies, on average, $150/cow in lost profit annually.
Agri-Max Solutions’ Herd Health Surveillance technology:
- Eliminates guessing
- Pinpoints microorganisms at the environmental source
- Enables proactive disease mitigation and management
Minimal sampling needed to represent the entire herd
Our tests use extracted DNA or RNA material to identify and quantify the presence of viral and bacterial microorganisms. We use aggregate samples from animal waste in dairy barns, milk parlors and calf-rearing areas.
Our focus is on detecting mastitis-causing pathogens, one of the top diseases affecting cow health that reduces milk output and impacts feed efficiency.
The Herd Health Surveillance system detects mastitis-causing microorganism concentrations in waste, acting as an early warning system that enables farms to mitigate potential outbreaks.
By developing a pathogen baseline over six weeks at the parlor/holding area, sampling once a week, and using a continuous sampling device that measures the entire herd population, Agri-Max Solutions provides an early warning of herd health, delivering insights to your phone so you can act before an outbreak occurs.
”Prior to my partnership with Agri-Max Solutions, I relied on symptoms and somatic cell counts to gauge the health of my dairy herd. Now, I receive concise reports once a week that characterize the threats to my herd’s health and recommendations for managing those threats.Wes BangmaMile High Dairy, Longmont, CO
From Testing to Results in Four Simple Steps
We Partner With Veterinarians
Agri-Max Solutions provides dairy cow veterinarians with data to inform their treatment of the entire herd. With your permission, we share your herd’s health data with your veterinarian allowing for more efficient on-farm visits and informed consultations.
Choose From Two Surveillance Packages
Agri-Max Solutions’ gold and silver Herd Health Surveillance packages provide results for 16 mastitis-causing microorganisms, with a six-week baseline and one sample per week, at a frequency rate of your choosing (e.g., biweekly):
Gold and silver package add-ons include sampling for bovine viral diarrhea, salmonella (all pathogenic salmonella/path salmonella_invA), clostridium and mycobacterium avium.
Improve herd health using a science-based, proactive approach
Agri-Max Solutions is an animal health-focused division of Shield T3 LLC. Our expertise in analyzing dairy farm waste was born out of Shield T3’s human-health expertise in tracking emerging diseases in wastewater systems.
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Animal health diagnostics and monitoring services for dairy producers
The Agri-Max Solutions Difference
Agri-Max Solutions is the future of dairy herd health management
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Helping dairy farmers maintain and exceed production goals through early disease detection
506 S. Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801