National Mastitis Council’s next webinar features “From Dairy Lab to Veterinary Lab: The Do’s and Don’ts of Mastitis Diagnostics.” This free, one-hour educational offering starts at 2 p.m. on June 24.

During the webinar, Justine Britten, an NMC board member and laboratory director at Udder Health Systems of Meridian, Idaho, will discuss mastitis diagnostics, including microbiological culture, molecular methods and on-farm culture. Key topics include primary differences between most on-farm labs and commercial milk quality labs; complexity levels of diagnosing mastitis pathogens; advantages and disadvantages of culture-based methods versus molecular methods; and interpretation of results and use in management decisions.

To register for this webinar, go to and follow the prompts. As the webinar approaches, registrants will receive an e-mail with information on how to log in to participate. If you are an NMC member and cannot attend the live program, you may access the webinar at after July 12.

This article was submitted by the National Mastitis Council.

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