UHS offers the services of dairy industry experts specializing in diagnosis and control of mastitis. Our trained professionals serve as consultants to dairymen, veterinarians, milk processors, and food manufacturers on the topic of milk quality. We provide on farm personnel training, evaluate milking machine design and function, coordinate sanitation and therapy programs, troubleshoot acute clinical outbreaks, and evaluate dairy environments. We also manufacture specialized mastitis media for veterinary and on farm labs.
At our Jerome Laboratory, in addition to milk testing, we offer analysis of food and consumer products and participate in the American Proficiency Institute’s “Food Microbiology” Program. The Jerome lab is A2LA accredited in accordance with the ISO 17025:2005 International Standard for select food microbiology analysis. Our scope of accreditation includes testing for: Salmonella, Listeria and E. coli O157:H7. They are also certified in accordance with Grade A PMO for SPC and Antibiotic Residue Screens. ISO Certification: Direct Link or Mirror.
Dr. Allan Britten is the Laboratory Director and President of Udder Health Systems. Dr. Britten graduated from Washington State University in 1972 with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. In 1975 he attended the University of California at Davis and obtained a post graduate degree: Masters in Preventative Veterinary Medicine. He started his laboratory service as part of a specialized epidemiological service working with commercial dairy farmers on mastitis control. The laboratory has been involved in a wide variety of environmental health investigations necessitating samples from water, soil and bedding to help solve microbiological problems on dairies. Dr. Britten has focused much of his attention on helping address the challenges facing dairymen who strive to produce high quality milk. He consults with dairymen, veterinarians, processors, and manufacturers on topics of disease control, on-farm personnel training, safe milking machine design and function, effective sanitation programs, rational therapy programs, milk quality trouble-shooting, teat condition concerns, dairy environmental health, and milk quality laboratory technology. He brought experts in food testing into the business to expand the range of services offered by Udder Health.
Udder Health Systems has laboratories in Bellingham, Washington, Jerome, Idaho and Meridian, Idaho. We also have a media production facility located in the Meridian Facility. Each laboratory is staffed by a team of life scientists including veterinarians, microbiologists, food scientists and animal scientists who are totally focused on providing a state of the art food and milk quality service. Overnight courier services and internet communications allow us to serve clients in all parts of the United States. If you have a question about Udder Health, please call us. We love to talk to people and help them learn how they can reach their food or milk quality goals.