A total of 220 quarter milk samples from 55 dromedarius camels were collected and screened
by direct and indirect tests viz., Modified California Mastitis Test (MCMT), Modified Whiteside
Test (MWST), Somatic Cell Count (SCC), pH estimation of the milk and Cultural examination.
Comparative per cent accuracy of direct and indirect tests was worked out taking MCMT or SCC
or Cultural examination individually or in combination of SCC and Cultural examination. When
MCMT was taken as a standard test, pH estimation (90.45 %) and MWST (90.00 %) were equally
efficient tests which was followed by SCC (89.10 %) and Cultural examination (85.91 %) for
detection of SCM. When SCC was taken as a standard test, Cultural examination (94.55 %)
proved to be the most accurate test which was followed by MCMT (89.10 %), pH estimation
(83.18 %) and MWST (81.82 %), whereas, MCMT (85.45 %) was proved to be the most accurate
tests followed by pH estimation (81.36 %) and MWST (80.00 %) when SCC and Cultural
examination together taken as a standard.