The Effect of Season, Lactation Number and Type Score on Somatic Cell Count in Black and White Cattle
Keywords:Black white cattle, Season, Somatic cell count, Type score, Lactation
AbstractThe present research was conducted to determine the effect of season, lactation number and type score factors on the somatic cell count (SCC) in Black and White cattle raised in the Mediterranean climate zone. 1368 milk samples obtained from 128 cattle were analysed for SCC determination. Significant effects of season, lactation number and type scores on SCC were observed. The results indicate that the necessity to comply with the care and barn cleaning of the cows in the summer and the importance of the type characteristics in the selection programs may be effective in reducing the of SCC.
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