Detection of Mammary Infection in Cows by Investigating the Changes in Milk Composition

  • Duarte Cristina


Subclinical infections, although lacking clinical symptoms, are characterized by reduced milk secretion and altered milk composition. The goal of this study was to investigate changes in milk composition during the course of milking in subclinically infec ted quarters of variable severity in order to possibly provide indicative parameters for early detection of mammary infection in addition or alternatively to somatic cell counts