Bacterial count, total aerobic and coliform, bedding
Days test started:
Specimen Type/Volume100 g of bedding (piled, fresh, recycled, stall bedding, or bedding packs).
Shipping InformationShip in insulated container with freezer packs.
Collection ProtocolCollect a representative sample of bedding for testing. For a bedding pile, collect bedding from 10-12 different locations. For stalls, collect from the back third of 10-12 stalls into a clean container. Mix well and transfer ~100 g into a smaller container. Refrigerate immediately or freeze. Freezing is recommended only if samples will not be delivered to the lab within 72 h of collection. For freezing of samples, avoid use of -20C self-defrosting household freezers.
Results are reported as colony forming units per gram (cfu/g).