NEOGEN® Solutions for the Dairy Industry
BetaStar® Tests for Dairy Antibiotics
Antibiotics are used in cattle to keep animals healthy and treat a number of conditions such as mastitis, hoof related infections, and Bovine Respiratory disease. Residues of the antibiotics can be passed in the milk and be dangerous for humans and impact yield and quality of fermented products like cheese and yogurt. NEOGEN's rapid and easy to use test kits support the dairy industry to ensure processors can test milk throughout the supply chain to ensure it complies with the different Maximum Residue Level (MRL) set for each class of antibiotics.
Qualitative Lateral Flow Tests
BetaStar® is a range of rapid, easy to use and internationally-approved tests that can be run anywhere, from the farm or milk tanker to dairy processors, in just five to ten minutes. The range offers rapid detection of different classes of antibiotics in raw, commingled, UHT, sterilized, frozen-thawed, reconstituted bovine milk, goat’s milk, ewe’s milk, and mare’s milk at or below established Maximum Residue Levels.
All BetaStar test kits are read using NEOGEN’s automated analysis platforms Raptor® or Raptor Solo, while BetaStar S and BetaStar S Combo tests can also be visually interpreted. Our BetaStar range can detect the main classes of antibiotics including penicillins, cefalosporins, tetracyclines, quinolones, and sulfonamides.