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Publication Date

2002

Series Number

4563

Abstract

The effect of Quartermate pre-milking teat sanitation on milk quality was investigated in twelve dairy herds over a period of eight weeks. Pre-milking teat sanitation was carried out on all cows for six weeks on each of six farms and mesophile and thermophile bacteria counts of raw milks were compared before the milk line (“cluster” samples), and at various points within milking plants. Rates of mastitis, vat milk iodide levels and specific bacteria were also monitored.

Number of Pages

43

ISSN

1326-415X

Keywords

Microbial activity, Bacteria, Milk quality, Contamination, Sanitation, Teats, Dairy hygiene, Dairy farming

Disciplines

Animal Diseases | Dairy Science | Food Microbiology | Immunology and Infectious Disease

Effects of pre-milking teat sanitation on the quality of raw milk

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