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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 milk test  is a somatic cell count test for on-farm detection of subclinical mastitis in cows.
  • 45 minute reaction time
  • Used with a color chart
  • Can also be used with the (discontinued) Digital Reader
  • No refrigeration required!
Available in 2 sizes: kits containing 24 or 96 test strips

PortaSCC 45-minute tests
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PortaSCC 24-count test kit
PortaSCC 24-count test kit

This easy-to-use test kit contains 24 PortaSCC 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. Shout-out to the multitaskers out there!

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PortaSCC 96-count test kit
PortaSCC 96-count test kit

Same idea as the item before, but bigger! This test kit includes 96 PortaSCC test strips. Reliable, simple, and affordable on-farm tests are what we aim for.

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PortaSCC 24-count test kit
PortaSCC 24-count test kit

This easy-to-use test kit contains 24 PortaSCC 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. Shout-out to the multitaskers out there!

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The PortaSCC Quick test is based on the same technology as the original test, but it has a faster reaction time of 5-6 minutes.
  • 5 minute reaction time
  • Used with a color chart
  • Caution against using with high fat milk (absorption)
  • No refrigeration required!
Available in 2 sizes: kits containing 12 or 36 test strips

PortaSCC 5-minute Quick Tests
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PortaSCC Quick Test 12-count test kit
PortaSCC Quick Test 12-count test kit

Our customers asked for a quicker version of our popular original PortaSCC test and we delivered. This PortaSCC Quick Test is quite easy to use - simply apply 4 drops of fresh milk, 4 drops of Activator solution, and read your results in 5 minutes. No messy solutions or dirty paddles needed for our PortaSCC tests.

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PortaSCC Quick Test 36-count test kit
PortaSCC Quick Test 36-count test kit

Same as the previous image, but with more test strips in it! This version of the PortaSCC Quick Test kit contains 36 test strips. Easy to read results in just 5 minutes.

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PortaSCC Quick Test 12-count test kit
PortaSCC Quick Test 12-count test kit

Our customers asked for a quicker version of our popular original PortaSCC test and we delivered. This PortaSCC Quick Test is quite easy to use - simply apply 4 drops of fresh milk, 4 drops of Activator solution, and read your results in 5 minutes. No messy solutions or dirty paddles needed for our PortaSCC tests.

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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 cows and other lactating 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 when it is convenient for you.

On-farm cow milk tests are an effective way to quickly and easily test your herd for mastitis. The PortaSCC and PortaSCC Quick Test milk tests are somatic cell count tests designed specifically for early mastitis detection in cows. This unique, patented product can help dairy producers manage their herds and improve milk quality and production.
 
Conducting regular somatic cell count tests is important for monitoring milk quality and maintaining herd health. Being proactive is an important part of responsible herd management and can help detect mastitis and other health issues before they cause serious harm.

What is Mastitis?

Mastitis is an inflammation of the mammary gland that can occur in lactating cows. It 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 cows 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 cow’s system that include the movement of leukocytes, or white blood cells, into tissue surrounding the infected area. Leukocytes that enter the cow’s milk are called somatic cells, which serve as a reliable indicator that an infection is present.

In cows, 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 cow’s udder or teat can also make her more susceptible to mastitis resulting from infectious agents entering the milk canal and mammary tissue.

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