Test4all: Antibiotics control by anyone, at anytime and anywhere

The daily management of milk production is an activity that involves the participation of many people, located in diverse places and with very limited time. Consequently, it is a system that requires a very high degree of organization so that all the steps of this process, from milking to processing in the plant, are well coordinated and carried out according to the established standards.

Access to real time information from different points of the dairy production chain can be of key importance, to make the right decisions in our daily work.

More info: https://www.zeulab.com/en/centro-de-conocimiento/control-antibioticos-para-todos-donde-cuando-quieras-test4all/

DATA REVIEW: How to detect the 128 authorized medicines for mastitis?

Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products (AEMPS) authorizes a total of 128 drugs for treatment of mastitis in dairy cattle in Spain.

A study carried out by our company in November 2019 with information available from CIMAVet shows that 34.4% of them are beta-lactams, 28.9% quinolones, 13,3% macrolides and 10.2% tetracyclines. Aminoglycosides (7%), sulfonamides (2.3%) and other antibiotics of different chemical structure (3.9%) complete the whole list.

A scheme for antibiotic residues control in milk should be designed to detect as many substances as possible at the legal level and with the appropriate frequency and affordable cost.

More info: https://www.zeulab.com/en/centro-de-conocimiento/como-detectar-en-leche-los-128-medicamentos-autorizados-para-mastitis/

Solutions for farmers: How to avoid losing over €2,000 after a positive antibiotics residue test.

Milk production in the primary sector is a task that involves unending dedication from farmers and constant commitment to the quality and safety of this foodstuff.

Throughout the year, one of the issues that can lead to great uncertainty for farmers is the uncontrolled presence of antibiotic residues in milk delivered daily. In most cases, this is due to human errors or to an unexpected change in the type of treatment for the animals at different times during lactation. Unfortunately, the consequences can be very serious for farms run under tight margins. For example, a farm with 100 cows producing 3,000 L per day can receive a penalty of over €2,000 by the industry, in addition to facing action from the health authority and other expenses derived from the destruction of contaminated milk.

More info: https://www.zeulab.com/en/centro-de-conocimiento/solutions-for-farmers-how-to-avoid-losing-over-e2000-after-a-positive-antibiotics-residue-test/

Eclipse Farm 4G & COMET system receives AOAC approval (PTM 022101)

The solution integrated by Eclipse Farm 4G test and COMET device, both developed and manufactured by Zeulab, has been recently validated and certified by the AOAC-RI (Association Of Official Analytical Collaboration – Research Institute) to detect antibiotics in raw cow milk.

The Eclipse Farm 4G test, used with COMET, has shown adequate sensitivity to detect most antibiotics used by the dairy industry in Europe at levels below the maximum residue limit established in European legislation in Regulation (EU) No. 37/2010. To assess the test sensitivity, both limits of detection (LoD) and detection capability (CCβ) were determined for several representative molecules of the main families of antimicrobials, such as penicillins, cephalosporins, tetracyclines, sulfonamides, macrolides and aminoglycosides.

More info: https://www.zeulab.com/en/centro-de-conocimiento/eclipse-farm-4g-comet-system-receives-aoac-approval-ptm-022101/