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Effects of milking interval on selected milk constituents from normal and infected quarters.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6875062     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Effects of milking interval on electrical conductivity, chloride, sodium, potassium, lactose, and somatic cell counts of milk were determined. Quarter samples of foremilk, primary milk, and strippings were obtained from 12 cows after 3, 6, 9, 12, and 15-h milking intervals. The preceding interval to all experimental intervals was standardized at 12 h. Infection status of quarters was ascertained by bacteriological analysis. Effect of milking interval was significant on all variables measured. Highest conductivity, chloride, sodium, and cell counts were at the 3-h interval but declined to their lowest at the 9-h interval. Conductivity, chloride, and sodium then steadily increased from 9 to 15 h. Lactose followed the opposite trend and was highest at the 9-h interval. Trend was similar in samples from both uninfected and infected quarters; however, changes were more pronounced in the latter. Change of conductivity from infection varied with type of sample and milking interval with strippings being the most sensitive. All samples were least sensitive to these changes at the 9-h interval. Conductivity measurements on strippings will be more sensitive for detecting mastitis than measurements from foremilk or primary milk, especially measured following short milking intervals.
R S Fernando; S L Spahr
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of dairy science     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0022-0302     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Dairy Sci.     Publication Date:  1983 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-09-09     Completed Date:  1983-09-09     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985126R     Medline TA:  J Dairy Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1155-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bacteria / isolation & purification
Cell Count / veterinary
Chlorides / metabolism
Dairying / methods*
Electric Conductivity
Lactose / metabolism
Mastitis, Bovine / metabolism*
Milk / cytology,  metabolism*,  microbiology
Potassium / metabolism
Sodium / metabolism
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Chlorides; 63-42-3/Lactose; 7440-09-7/Potassium; 7440-23-5/Sodium

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