PortaCheck releases new device for subclinical mastitis detection

Thursday, August 18th, 2022

Handheld PortaReader™ reduces lost profits for bovine dairy producers

MOORESTOWN, N.J.—PortaCheck, a BioMed Diagnostics sister company and leader in on-farm testing for the dairy industry, recently released the PortaReader™, a handheld device that detects subclinical mastitis cow-side in bovine milk.

High somatic cell counts in milk can reduce dairy farm profits. Early mastitis detection may reduce the time bacteria is shed in the bulk tank and allows for rapid intervention.

The PortaReader™ detects subclinical mastitis in fresh bovine milk samples right on the farm. The device’s clear, quantitative results and easy-to-interpret display increase detection accuracy and reduce the profits lost due to mastitis. It is a small, rugged unit designed to be carried in a pocket and used reliably in the field without breaking the average farmer’s budget.

PortaReader™ Features

• Integrates with PortaCheck PortaSCC® SCC 45-minute mastitis test kits

• Easy-to-use interface

• Clear quantitative results

• Small and portable—fits in a pocket

• Rugged construction

• Affordably priced


PortaReader™ Benefits

  • Conveniently perform milk tests cow-side in the milking parlor or barn
  • Increase milk production and premiums while reducing treatment costs

The PortaReader™ is available for purchase through leading distributors worldwide. Find your distributor here.


About PortaCheck

PortaCheck, a DCN Dx company, is a leader in on-farm testing for the dairy industry. Its full line of products includes on-farm tests for the detection of subclinical mastitis, ketosis, udder health, and more. PortaCheck products assist dairy producers in making their own management decisions and improving animal welfare.

For more information, visit portacheck.com.



Mitzi Rettinger

Chief Revenue Officer

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