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Evaluation of buffalo milk depending on the content of somatic cells and the total number of germs

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Author(s): Aurelia Coroian | Cristian O. Coroian | Monica Trif | Vioara Mireşan | Camelia Răducu | Daniel Cocan

Journal: Animal Biology & Animal Husbandry
ISSN 2066-7612

Volume: 4;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 54;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Buffalo | somatic cell count | number of germs

ABSTRACT
Milk quality subsequently affects the quality of milk products. Somatic cell count (SCC) andthe total number of germs (TNG) from buffalo milk has been studied function of the lactation andseasonality (summer vs. winter). The lowest average values for SCC were observed in winter firstlactation (I) 218.8±59 (x103 cells/ml) and higher values occurred in sixth lactation (VI) 331.2±64(x103 cells/ml). In summer season SCC values showed higher values of 288.6±79 (x103 cells/ml) infirst lactation and 407.4±53 (x103 cells/ml) in sixth lactation. The TNG presented a similar variationwith higher values for summer season. Seasonal variation influences the somatic cell content and thetotal number of germs.

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