Identification of infecting bacteria is vital to planning effective treatment and in many cases culture is the only method to identify these organisms. Swabs taken nasal secretions and abscesses are cultured on special media in controlled environments to isolate pathogenic bacteria. Growth characteristics, cellular size, shape and staining characteristics, along with special metabolic and chemical reactions are evaluated to identify each organism isolated.
PAVL offers bacterial culture and identification services for suspected CL abscesses in sheep and goats, as well as for nasal secretions (snot) and skin lesions in rabbits.
Culturettes for sample collection are available here (link to culturettes) and bacterial culture submission forms are here (link to Bacterial Culture form).
Prices for Bacterialogic services:
|Culturettes||$4.00 each plus $7.00 shipping|
|Culture and ID||$45.00|