Comparative study of milk somatic cells count (SCC) in cows, sheep and goats in summer and winter in Baghdad

  • A. S. Abood College of Veterinary Medicine, Baghdad University
Keywords: milk,somatic cells ,cow, sheep, goat

Abstract

This study was included a collection of 90 milk samples from 30 cows ,30 ewe , and 30 does ,in mid-term of lactation period , 15 samples collected during summer and 15 samples during
winter for each other . All samples were subjected to microscopical examination after staining with Newman Limbert stain , to check : The mean number of SCC in cows was ( 426.600 ) cells / ml through the summer , while the mean number of SCC in the winter ( 893.300) cells / ml . The number of SCC in sheep samples were estimated (287.300) cells / ml in summer, and (980.000 ) cells / ml in winter . while the goat were given mean( 533.300) cell / ml in summer and ( ( 933.300) cell / ml in winter . This study gives the difference in milk quality between season and species ( cow , sheep , and goat ) . Statistical analyses gives significant ( p < 0.05 ) between summer and winter in all species .

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Published
2010-12-30
How to Cite
Abood, A. (2010). Comparative study of milk somatic cells count (SCC) in cows, sheep and goats in summer and winter in Baghdad. The Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Medicine, 34(2), 126-130. https://doi.org/10.30539/iraqijvm.v34i2.641
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