Vol. 6, Issue 11 (2017)
Quality assessment of cow milk affected by subclinical mastitis
SS Sardare, SG Gubbawar, NG Dhurve, BS Wanjari and KB Chandewar
The present experiment entitled “Quality Assessment of Cow milk affected by subclinical mastitis” was conducted during the year 2013-14 in Animal Husbandry and Dairy Science Section, College of Agriculture, Nagpur, with an aim to assess the quality (fat, SNF, TS and pH) of cow milk as affected by subclinical mastitis. The experimental material consisted of 25 milk samples from affected quarters and 25 milk samples from normal quarters of same cows. More fat percentage (4.40) in normal milk and lowest (3.80) corresponding figures for subclinical mastitis milk recorded as 3.70 and 3.20 in villages. The average fat percentage was 4.16 ±0.040 and 3.48 ± 0.026 for normal milk and subclinical mastitis milk respectively. Higher Solids not fat percentage and total solids in normal milk (10.10 and 14.10) and lowest (9.00 and 13.60) Solids not fat percentage and total solids recorded in that villages. Overall Solids not fat and total solids percentage recorded as 9.73 ± 0.053 and 13.86 ± 0.030 in normal milk and for subclinical mastitis milk, 8.03 ± 0.059 and 11.68 ± 0.047, respectively. The values of pH significantly increased by 0.35 units. Results obtained from testing the significance between subclinical mastitis milk and normal milk revealed that, the average fat, solids not fat and total solids content of the affected samples decreased significantly. Experimental results showed that subclinical mastitis hampered the milk quality of cow milk.
How to cite this article:
SS Sardare, SG Gubbawar, NG Dhurve, BS Wanjari and KB Chandewar. Quality assessment of cow milk affected by subclinical mastitis. 2017; 6(11): 75-77.