Bacteriology Culture and Identification

Bacteriology Culture and IdentificationIdentification 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 can be ordered here

Bacteriology culture submission form can be downloaded here

Prices for Bacterialogic services:

Culturettes $4.00 each plus $7.00 shipping
Culture and ID $45.00

Bacteriology culture submission form can be downloaded here