“No more shipping samples for testing. With Acumen Detection, we do it all ourselves, right here on the farm.”
“We tried many avenues for testing but didn’t like the lag time between sending in the samples and getting the results. We heard about the Acumen Detection system two years ago and decided to give it a try. I prep the samples and run the tests myself. We screen all cows annually for Staph. aureus, and check clinical cows for Staph. aureus and Strep. spp. No more shipping samples for testing. With Acumen Detection, we do it all ourselves, right here on the farm. It couldn’t be more convenient.”
“We are finding more Mycoplasma-positive cows than we ever did with culture.”
“For our veterinary practice, the biggest benefit of the Acumen Detection system is quick turnaround and high accuracy. We are finding more Mycoplasma-positive cows than we ever did with culture, and finding them in just one day instead of seven. That’s timely because we’re now seeing quite a bit of Mycoplasma and Prototheca, especially during wet weather. Clients like the one-day turnaround that enables them to cull quickly and prevent these cows from infecting the rest of the herd.”
“In a herd this size, one or two Mycoplasma cases could turn into 20 or 40.”
“In our 6,000-head Jersey herd, we test 150 to 200 cows a week for Mycoplasma and Prototheca with the Acumen Detection system. We run composite samples from up to five cows on one test, and if one comes up positive, we just re-run the test for each cow. We act fast because in a herd this size, one or two Mycoplasma cases could turn into 20 or 40. With Acumen, we are able to learn in three hours what used to take seven days. This makes it easier to stop outbreaks and prevent positive cows from contaminating the herd.”
"The Acumen system has been a tremendous help in controlling a Mycoplasma outbreak in our herd. Prior to purchasing the Acumen system, cows would be in the treated pen 7-14 days before the previously used testing system could identify a positive cow. Now three hours after the cow is tested we know what her status is and can make culling decisions immediately, thereby reducing the threat of spreading mycoplasma to another cow. We highly recommend this system for identifying all mastitis species rapidly."
"We invest heavily in mastitis testing, but were not satisfied with the turnaround. Shipping samples out and eventually getting results back allowed the contagious organisms too much time to infect other cows. So I was very interested when I saw the Acu-POLARIS at Empire Farm Days. All in all, a great product with excellent support behind it."
“With Acumen Detection, we are able to help clients identify mastitis-causing pathogens much sooner. Instead of waiting several days for lab results, they have the knowledge that allows them to take action before the next milking. The cow can be treated faster or culled faster, depending on the specific pathogen. Either way, it's an economic win-win for the farmer”
"We've been using the Acu-POLARIS Detection system and are impressed by its speed and accuracy. By doing the tests ourselves, we've been able to make culling and treatment decisions in a matter of hours, not days."