Bacteriology: Skin swab/abscess culture (Horse, Dog, Cat, Cattle, Sheep)

Bacteriology testing involves growing bacteria on special growth media. The medium usually used to grom the bacteria is agar. Agar usually has ingredients added to it to encourage bacteria to grow, a typical example of this is sheep blood, which provides nutrients to the bacteria while they are growing. When the bacteria are added to the media, they are usually placed in an incubator set at warm temperature, the reason being that bacteria multiply faster when they are kept in a warm environment. Some bacteria are anaerobic, and these may need to be kept in a reduced oxygen environment, this is achieved by placing them in an incubator with an increased level of carbon dioxide.

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