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Vol. 11, Special Issue 4 (2022)

Efficacy of herbal teat disinfectants on microbiological quality of milk in cattle with subclinical mastitis

Author(s):
Ravishankar Biradar, Vivek M Patil, Mahadevappa D Gouri, Shivaraj BM, SB Prasanna and Kalmath GP
Abstract:
Sub-clinical mastitis is one of the major reasons for low yield and poor-quality milk and ranks first among the diseases that cause substantial loss to owners. The existing practice of treatment of udder infections, whether sub-clinical level or clinical mastitis involves the use of higher antibiotics causing anti-microbial resistance and residues in milk leading to public health concerns. Thus, the current study was conducted to study the efficacy of alternative, low-cost, post-milking herbal teat disinfectants in different combinations against sub-clinical mastitis. A total of 16 lactating dairy HF crossbred cows in second and subsequent lactations were divided into four groups each having four cows; T1 (Control fresh clean water), T2 (Aloe vera extract 5 grams, ozonated oil 2.5 grams, wood vinegar 7.5 grams, turmeric extract 0.5 grams, excipient q.s), T3 (Aloe vera extract 5 grams, ozonated oil 2.5 grams, wood vinegar 5.0 grams. turmeric extract 0.5 grams, excipient q.s.), and T4 (Aloe vera extract 5 grams, ozonated oil 2.5 grams, wood vinegar 2.5 grams. turmeric extract 0.5 grams, excipient q.s.). The study for period of 60 days showed that treatment groups had significantly better SCC, pH and bacterial load as compared to untreated animals. All three herbal combinations were effective in combating SCM, with T4 showing slightly better bacterial load values.
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How to cite this article:
Ravishankar Biradar, Vivek M Patil, Mahadevappa D Gouri, Shivaraj BM, SB Prasanna and Kalmath GP. Efficacy of herbal teat disinfectants on microbiological quality of milk in cattle with subclinical mastitis. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(4S): 1638-1642.

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