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Effect of post-milking teat dipping in KMNO4 solution on the incidence of sub-clinical mastitis in buffaloes and cows  [2003]

Bilal, M.Q. Abdullah, M. (University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (Pakistan). Dept. of Livestock Management)

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The study was conducted to determine the effect of post-milking teat dipping on the incidence of sub-clinical mastitis. Ten lactating buffaloes and cows each were selected at random, under field conditions apparently having healthy udders. Five buffaloes and cows each were used as treatment group and a same number kept as control. For teat dipping 1% solution of KMnO4 was used after each milking for a period of 10 weeks. In dipped quarters, the positive cases decreased upto 57 % in buffaloes but in control quarters there was an increase of 50 %. The same pattern was exhibited by cows. The findings of this study revealed that new udder infections were checked appreciably following teat dipping.

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The Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences (Pakistan)

ISSN : 1018-7081

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