EVALUATION OF CALIFORNIA MASTITIS TEST (CMT) AS A SCREENING METHOD FOR SUBCLINICAL MASTITIS IN MALABARI GOATS

Article Id: ARCC196 | Page : 558-560
Citation :- EVALUATION OF CALIFORNIA MASTITIS TEST (CMT) AS A SCREENING METHOD FOR SUBCLINICAL MASTITIS IN MALABARI GOATS.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2013.(47):558-560
S. Sreeja*, P. P Bineesh, K. Vijayakumar and M.R. Saseendranath sreeja97@rediffmail.com,
Address : Department of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy- 680 651 India

Abstract

Milk samples from 642 udder halves of Malabari goats were screened for subclinical mastitis using CMT.  Somatic cell counts (SCC) of the CMT positive samples were noted and isolation of bacteria was attempted on blood agar.  CMT was found to have good correlation with the SCC values.  Out of the CMT positive milk samples only 24.23% yielded pathogens.  CMT is more useful for ruling out subclinical mastitis in Malabari goats.

Keywords

CMT Malabari goats Screening Subclinical mastitis.

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