The Microbiology Service of the ADDL provides examinations for a wide variety of diseases affecting the animal population of Indiana. Some of the most common are listed in the Fees
pages. In addition to those services listed, the following are available:
Valid Bacteriology laboratory results for mastitis control require that contaminating bacteria be kept to an absolute minimum. This requirement is relatively difficult to achieve since 1) the cow's environment is rich in bacterial contaminants and 2) milk is an excellent culture medium. Bacterial contaminants can be kept to a minimum by following these precautions.