PREVALENCE OF SUB-CLINICAL MASTITIS AT BANARIPARA UPAZILLA, BARISAL

Authors

  • D. Biswas
  • T. Sarker

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjvm.v15i1.34050

Abstract

A study was aimed to determine the prevalence of sub-clinical mastitis and also determine the other risk factors that intensify this condition. Prescribed questionnaire was used to take baseline information of the animals and farms and California mastitis test kit was used to determine the SCM in lactating cow at farm level. It appears from this study that an overall prevalence of SCM was 51.56% in milking cows at Banaripara Upazilla, Barisal. Crossbred cows were significantly affected with SCM than local breed lactating cows. The farm type affect significantly (p<0.05) on the occurrence of this diseases. The prevalence of sub-clinical mastitis in cow was significantly (p<0.05) higher in 3rd (80%) parity compared to 1st (38.09%) and 2rd (45.83%) parity as well as non pregnant cows (55.55%) are more prone to infection than pregnant cow (46.43%). The farm floor condition and aged cows dont have any effect on SCM. Prevalence of sub-clinical mastitis was significantly (p<0.05) higher in high yielding (87.5%) cows than medium (70%) to low (33.33%) yielding cows. A well documented continued research and educational effort is required to increase producer awareness of cost due to mastitis to the dairy enterprise. From this study it was concluded that cow breed, farm type, parity of cows, physiological status of animal and milk yield per cow were found to be important risk factors associated with the occurrence of sub clinical mastitis in dairy cows. The occurrence of this disease remains a substantial problem for dairy producers.

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Published

2017-09-20

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Ruminant Medicine