This is a special isolation agar used at Udder Health Systems Laboratory for selection of Streptococcus agalactiae from individual cow and bulk tank milk samples.
This dark purplish red, translucent agar is prepared from a blood agar base with the addition of 5% washed bovine erythrocytes and Beta hemolysin. This agar has been formulated with inhibitors to discourage a variety of non-target organisms. The addition of Beta hemolysin allows for the capability of differentiating Streptococci by providing a camp-like hemolytic reaction, typically within 24 hours. The media will exhibit a complete circular hemolysis around each suspect Streptococcus agalactiae colony. All suspect Streptococcus agalactiae organisms should be moved to our special Camp media for confirmation. The inhibitors in the media will inhibit Staphylococcus and most coliform organisms.
This is an indicator agar used for differentiating Streptococcus uberis from other E-streps in isolates from individual cow samples. The agar is also used as a selective agar in bedding samples for the isolation of Streptococcus uberis.