ECLIPSE 4G FARM – Individual Cow and Bulk Tank Test
Eclipse 4G FARM & Comet4 is the first system on the market that allows the user to carry out an automatic antibiotic screening test and share the results in real-time. Just add a drop of milk into the test tube and Comet4 will automatically run the test in less than 2.5 hours. Regardless of where you are, you will receive the results on your smartphone, your cloud account or your email, always in real-time.
ECLIPSE test is based on the growth inhibition of the Geobacillus stearothermophilus bacterium. In a specific culture medium and under suitable conditions, the spores of this bacterium germinate and multiply, acidifying the medium, producing a colour change in the culture medium from blue to yellow. If the milk sample contains an antimicrobial concentration higher than the test detection limit, the bacterial growth is inhibited and therefore the colour change of the medium will not occur.
The most appropriate screening test to use will depend on the specific circumstances, for example which antibiotics have been administered on farm. The test kit should ideally operate at or near to the MRL for the antibiotics that have been used. Advice should be sought from the test kit manufacturer, if necessary.