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Vol. 11, Special Issue 4 (2022)

Effect of herbal teat dips on milk yield and composition in cattle with subclinical mastitis

Author(s):
Ravishankar Biradar, Vivek M Patil, Mahadevappa D Gouri, SB Prasanna, Shankarappa Bhajantri and Shivaraj BM
Abstract:
Sub-clinical mastitis in dairy cattle is a major and silent problem, which causes higher economic losses to the farmers. The existing practice of treatment of udder infections using higher antibiotics leads to anti-microbial resistance and antibiotic 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 dips 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 a period of 60 days showed that treatment groups had significantly higher milk yield, fat yield, protein yield and lactose as compared to untreated animals. All three herbal combinations were effective in combating SCM. There was no significant improvement in milk yield or milk composition parameters beyond 30 days of treatment.
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How to cite this article:
Ravishankar Biradar, Vivek M Patil, Mahadevappa D Gouri, SB Prasanna, Shankarappa Bhajantri and Shivaraj BM. Effect of herbal teat dips on milk yield and composition in cattle with subclinical mastitis. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(4S): 2015-2019.

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