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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(8): 2528-2535
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.290


Milk Fat Globule Size, Distribution and Somatic Cell Count of Indigenous Goat Breeds in Kerala
M. Sudharsan1*, A. Kannan1, K. S. Anil1, Justin Davis1,K. Ratha2 and S. Dhinesh Kumar1
1Department of Livestock Production Management,
 2Department of Dairy Science, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, Thrissur, Kerala – 680 651, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The aim of the present study was to investigate changes in the fat globules size, distribution and Somatic Cell Count (SCC) during various lactation stages of Attappady Black and Malabari goats. Thirty newly kidded does of Attappady Black and ten newly kidded does of Malabari goats negative for California Mastitis Test (CMT) were selected for this study. Milk fat globule size (µ) of 2.83 and 2.94 were noticed in Attappady Black and Malabari goats respectively. Fourth (3.88 µ) and seventh (3.98 µ) week of lactation had highest fat globule size in Attappady Black and Malabari goats respectively. The smaller size fat globules proportion was increased in later stage of lactation in both the breeds. The somatic cell count was maximum (P> 0.05) in Malabari goats (83466.67 ± 8398.80) compare than Attappady Black goats (71683.33 ± 8885.58). The milk SCC was differ significantly (p<0.01) within the breeds of various lactation stages and there is no significant difference between the breeds in weeks 1, 4, 7 and 10. Peak SCC was noticed in 10th and 16th week of lactation in Attappady Black and Malabari goats respectively.


Keywords: Milk, Fat globule size, Distribution, SCC, Lactation stage, Attappady Black, Malabari, Goats
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Sudharsan, M., A. Kannan, K. S. Anil, Justin Davis, K. Ratha and Dhinesh Kumar, S. 2020. Milk Fat Globule Size, Distribution and Somatic Cell Count of Indigenous Goat Breeds in Kerala.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(8): 2528-2535. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.290