Studies on prevalence of subclinical mastitis in dairy animals
SV Swami, RA Patil and SD Gadekar
The present investigation on prevalence of subclinical mastitis in dairy animals was carried out in Latur district of Marathwada region of Maharashtra during the year 2015 – 16. Eight villages of Latur tahsil were selecteted purposively to study the prevalence of subclinical mastitis in cows and buffaloes. For diagnosis of subclinical mastitis in dairy animals Modified California Mastitis Test was done. The incidence was found more in cows as compared to buffaloes. Hind quarters were affected more as compared to forequarters. This Study was also carried out to evaluate the effect of subclinical mastitis in the physico-chemical properties of milk (cows and buffaloes). The result of this study was revealed the average pH value of subclinical mastitis milk were increased significantly (P<0.01) as compared the normal milk. Where the fat, protein, lactose, solid not fat and total solid percentage was decreased significantly (P<0.01). The incidence of Subclinical mastitis was also observed due to the some risk factors, viz. are Age, lactation number, stage of lactation, method of milking and housing was important risk factors precipitating occurrence of subclinical mastitis.