Effect of season and parity on somatic cell count across zebu and crossbred cattle population

DOI: 10.5958/0976-0555.2015.00127.2    | Article Id: B-2617 | Page : 383-387
Citation :- Effect of season and parity on somatic cell count across zebu and crossbred cattle population.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2015.(49):383-387
R.Saravanan*, D.N. Das, S. De and S. Panneerselvam mrsagb@gmail.com
Address : ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Southern Campus, Adugodi, Bangalore–560 030, India.

Abstract

Somatic Cell Count (SCC) is an indicator to detect mastitis in individual cows. The SCC was measured from individual milk samples of 275 animals comprising of 164 HF crossbreds, 51 Deoni and 60 Ongole breeds of cattle. The mean milk yield of Deoni, Ongole and HF crossbred cows was 824.44 ± 149.99, 479.73 ± 141.14 and 5572.15 ± 115.28 kg, respectively. The mean SCC in Deoni, Ongole and HF crossbred cows were 1.95 ± 0.24, 1.57 ± 0.22 and 4.14 ± 0.17 lakhs cells per ml of milk, respectively. Crossbred cows showed significantly (Plactation were significant (P on stage of lactation on SCC. The changes in SCC during different seasons were significant (pre as in Ongole the SCC was high at lean season. SCC was increased with increasing number of lactation in Deoni cows. The highest SCC value (18.56 ± 1.11 x105 cells/ml) was observed at 4th parity in HF mastitis animals.

Keywords

Deoni HF crossbred Mastitis Ongole SCC Somatic Cell Count.

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