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Same great test! Just a packaging change that improves shelf life of this popular test.

Test strips are now packaged in vials instead of pouches

2021 PACKAGING UPGRADE

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The PortaSCC goat milk test is a somatic cell count test for early on-farm mastitis detection. This unique, patented product can help dairy goat producers manage their herds and improve milk quality and production.

The PortaSCC goat milk test uses the same proven technology found in the PortaSCC cow milk test.

Available in 2 sizes: kits containing 12 or 36 test strips

PortaSCC Goat 45-minute tests
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PortaSCC Goat 12-count test kit
PortaSCC Goat 12-count test kit

This easy-to-use test kit contain 12 PortaSCC Goat test strips. Users simply have to apply 1 drop of fresh milk, 3 drops of Activator solution, and wait 45 minutes to read results using a color chart.

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PortaSCC Goat 36-count test kit
PortaSCC Goat 36-count test kit

Same idea as the item before, but bigger! This test kit includes 36 PortaSCC Goat test strips. Reliable, simple, and affordable on-farm tests are what we aim for.

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PortaSCC Goat 12-count test kit
PortaSCC Goat 12-count test kit

This easy-to-use test kit contain 12 PortaSCC Goat test strips. Users simply have to apply 1 drop of fresh milk, 3 drops of Activator solution, and wait 45 minutes to read results using a color chart.

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Why use a somatic cell count tesT?

Somatic cell count tests are used to indicate milk quality and detect mastitis in dairy goats and other animals. The on-farm tests do not need to be administered by a veterinarian and provide an easy and effective way to monitor herd health.

What is Mastitis?

Mastitis is an inflammation of the mammary gland that can occur in lactating goats and causes a chemical and physical reaction that alters the taste and quality of milk.  The inflammation is the result of an infection that occurs when bacteria is introduced into the milk duct or caused by a wound on the teat. Visual signs of mastitis in goats include swelling or redness, and the teat turning hard or being hot to the touch.

 

Visual signs in the milk can include the presence of clots, flakes or serous milk. The infection also causes a response in the goat’s system that include the movement of leukocytes, or white blood cells, into tissue surrounding the infected area. Leukocytes that enter the goat’s milk are called somatic cells, which serve as a reliable indicator that an infection is present.

In goats, mastitis can be the result of poor hygienic practices, bruising of the mammary tissue, or wounds that result in infection. It is more common on farms that use intensive management practices for milk production or where living conditions are unsanitary or stressful. Abnormalities in a goat’s udder or teat can also make a goat more susceptible to mastitis resulting from infectious agents entering the milk canal and mammary tissue.

Detecting mastitis in goats

On-farm goat milks tests are an effective way to quickly and easily test your goats for mastitis. Th...