On April 12th, MVetMed Dimitri Valckenier and Dr. Sofie Piepers from MEX™ gave a practical training "Vet's Culture in Practice" for the cattle vets of a Belgian vet practice tailored to their needs. Supported by some easy tests and selective agars, the vets were able to distinguish:
- Gram-positive from Gram-negative bacteria
- Staphylococci from streptococci
- Staphylococcus aureus from non-aureus staphylococci
- Esculine-positive streptococci including Streptococcus uberis from esculine-negative streptococci including Streptococcus agalactiae and Streptococcus dysgalactiae.