Hubungan antara pH Susu dengan Jumlah Sel Somatik Sebagai Parameter Mastitis Subklinik
AbstractThe aim of this research was to measure the relationship of the pH value to the somatic cell count as a parameter of sub clinical mastitis detection. Two hundreds quarter milk samples were used in this research and the test (the pH value, IPB-1 mastitis test and Breed method) was done in parallel way. The results showed that 152 samples from 200 samples (76%) tested with Breed method came from the herds which suffered from sub-clinical mastitis and with IPB-1 test showed that 145 (72.5%) of the samples had positive reaction. Using pH meter, it showed that 44 samples (22 %) had pH > 6.75, presumed suffered from sub-clinical mastitis and 2 samples (1%) showed pH < 6.30 (6.25 and 6.28). At the same time, these two samples showed a negative reaction with IPB-1 test and had somatic cell count of 360,000/ml and 280,000/ml, each. It also showed that there was a close relationship between pH value and IPB-1 test. The conclusion of this research was that the measurement of pH value was not a sensitive method for detecting sub-clinical mastitis.
Key words: sub-clinical mastitis, pH, somatic cell count, IPB-1 mastitis test
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