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Effect of mastitis on macro-minerals of bovine milk and blood serum in Sudan

I.E.M. El Zubeir, O.A.O. ElOwni, G.E. Mohamed
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association | Vol 76, No 1 | a389 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/jsava.v76i1.389 | © 2005 I.E.M. El Zubeir, O.A.O. ElOwni, G.E. Mohamed | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 12 June 2005 | Published: 12 June 2005

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Abstract

Milk and blood serum from clinically mastitis infected, subclinically mastitis infected and healthy Friesian cows (15 samples from each of 3 groups) were evaluated for macrominerals (sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus). The milk from cows infected with subclinical mastitis revealed a significant decrease in potassium (P < 0.001) and a significant increase in sodium and phosphorus content (P < 0.01). Similarly, the milk from cows with the clinical form of the disease showed a significant increase in sodium (P < 0.001) and a significant decrease in potassium, magnesium (P < 0.001) and calcium (P < 0.01). Comparison of healthy cow's milk with that from cows with subclinical mastitis revealed a highly significant increase in sodium (P < 0.001). Comparison of healthy cow's milk with that of clinically mastitic milk showed a highly significant decrease in levels of calcium, magnesium (P < 0.001) and potassium (P < 0.01). However, sodium increased highly significantly (P < 0.001). Comparison of macro-minerals in milk from cows with subclinical and clinical mastitis revealed a significant decrease in potassium contents (P < 0.05) compared with that of healthy cows. Potassium levels were found to decrease significantly (P < 0.05) in subclinically infected cow's blood serum. However, calcium and phosphorus showed a significant decrease (P < 0.01) in blood serum samples from the clinically infected cows.

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Blood Serum; Dairy Cows; Friesian; Macro-Minerals; Mastitis; Milk; Sudan

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