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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(3): 3164-3170

Effect of Non-Genetic Factors on Somatic Cell Count in Sirohi Goats
Mahendra Pal Poonia1*, Sanjita Sharma1, Navav Singh1, Amit Sharma2, Brijesh Nanda1 and Yashahshree Gautam1
1Department of Livestock Production Management, Post Graduate Institute of Veterinary Education and Research, Jaipur- 302031, India
2Department of Animal Husbandry, Government Veterinary Hospital, Kohala, Banswara- 327025, India
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Goat milk has higher Somatic Cell Count (SCC) and the ability to correctly interpret somatic cell counts in goat depends on an understanding of the various factors which may affect the number of somatic cells. The present study was carried out to determine the effect of non-genetic factors on Sub Clinical Mastitis (SCM) and to investigate the relationships between these factors with Somatic cell count (SCC) in 105 Sirohi goats raised at Sheep breeding farm Fatehpur, Sikar in Rajasthan, India. Milk samples were collected from udder halves of lactating goats and examined by somatic cell count to check the status of subclinical mastitis. Data were collected from the record register maintained at farm and data evaluated by Parity, Stage of Lactation and Prolificacy by the SPSS packet program. On analysis of variance result revealed that the parity had highly significant (P<0.01) effect on SCC. Higher incidence of SCM was in later parities in comparison to primiparous animals. Stage of lactation had also significant effect (P<0.05) on the Log10SCC and indicated that composite SCC increased with the advancement of lactation while non-significant effect on Log10SCC has been found with prolificacy. So it can be concluded from the present study that the non-genetic factors like parity, stage of lactation and prolificacy have a significant effect on Milk SCC. Thus, goat farmers are advised to spend more time on their herds and given extra care to their animals in later parity and last stage of lactation to prevent the infection of sub clinical mastitis.

Keywords: Somatic cell count, Subclinical mastitis, Parity, Stage of lactation, Prolificacy
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Mahendra Pal Poonia, Sanjita Sharma, Navav Singh, Amit Sharma, Brijesh Nanda and Yashahshree Gautam. 2018. Effect of Non-Genetic Factors on Somatic Cell Count in Sirohi Goats.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(3): 3164-3170. doi: