Development of an innovative rapid test for the diagnosis of subclinical mastitis in dairy cows





Project goals:

  1. Identification and quantification of biomarkers of subclinical mastitis in dairy cows using state-of-the-art proteomic techniques
  2. Determining the diagnostic value of biomarkers of subclinical mastitis for the development of new immunochemical and rapid tests
  3. Development of a prototype rapid diagnostic test for subclinical mastitis to be used on farms

Achieving the project objectives will enable early diagnosis and treatment of subclinical mastitis by the availability of a rapid, sensitive and specific test for subclinical mastitis, ready for use on dairy farms. The availability of such a test will enable early, rapid and accurate diagnosis of cows with subclinical mastitis, thus reducing the use of antibiotics. The practicality of using the test on the farm itself will enable the differential diagnosis of subclinical mastitis, and provide added diagnostic and economic value for the end user.

The new innovative, fast test that will be achieved by achieving the project objectives will also lead to a positive financial impact for milk producers. The consequent reduction of losses on farms due to early diagnosis and treatment of subclinical mastitis will lead to lower costs and increased productivity, and ultimately result in a change in the current trend in dairy farming in Croatia, increasing the number of dairy farms and dairy cows. Increased profitability could also affect the change of demographic trends, the demographic renewal of the village.

Total eligible costs (in HRK): 7.479.673,11

Amount co-financed by the EU (in HRK): 6.074.754,51

Project implementation period (from- to): 27.03.2020. to 27.03.2023

Contact person for more information: Tihana Lenac Rovis


tel: +385 51 651 247

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The project was co-financed by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund.


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