The influence of bedding on milk quality
The influence of different types of bedding on the milk quality was determined in 50 cows on 5 farms during the one month period. Dairy cows were kept in various technological systems of free cubicles housing with bedding (straw, recycled manure solids), without bedding (mats and mattresses) and deep litter. Toilet of udder was identical on all farms (teats wiping with a moistened towel with disinfectant). In the individual milk samples was determined the total bacteria count (TBC), the number of coliform bacteria (CB) and somatic cell count (SCC). The observed data were statistically analysed by a non-parametric test of the software package Statistica 7.0 (StatSoft).Significantly higher (P
Novák Pavel, Doc. MVDr., CSc.
Malá Gabriela, Ing., Ph.D.
Knížek Josef, Ing.
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