This is the standard isolation agar used at Udder Health Systems Laboratory for cultivating mycoplasma organisms from individual cow and bulk tank milk samples.
This light to medium amber agar is prepared from a purified agar base with the addition of PPLO broth. This agar has been formulated with inhibitors to discourage a variety of non-target organisms. The agar is especially formulated to inhibit slow growing contaminating organisms that show up in 10 day incubation. The agar has been tested against University of California Davis mycoplasma agar, with side by side comparisons of field isolates. The agar demonstrated an equivalent or greater recovery of mycoplasma.
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.