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Volume 22 (3):258-262, 2018.
Somatic cell, DNA fragmentation and pH changes in camel and cow milk stored at 4°C for 15 days.
Aysar Saadoon Abbood.
College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Baghdad, Iraq
Abbood AS., Somatic cell, DNA fragmentation and pH changes in camel and cow milk stored at 4C for 15 days, Onl J Vet Res., 22 (3):258-262, 2018. Ten camel and cow milk samples collected at calving season were stored at 4°C for 15 days and subjected to florescent examination of somatic cell fragmentation and pH. Milk was tested at 10AM at 1, 3, 6, 9, 12 and 15 days after milking. On those days, mean pH of camel milk remained stable at 6.38 from day 1, to 6.37, 6.49, 6.43, 6.32 and 6.32 by day 15. In contrast pH in cow milk declined (P<0.05) from 6.76 at day 1 to 6.53, 5.63, 5.45, 5.04 and 4.94 by day 15. Somatic cells in camel milk retained stability in early and late periods of storage, whereas fragmentation occurred in cow milk at pH 5.63. Findings suggest that camel milk appears to be more stable for storage at 4C for 15 days than cow milk.
Key word : Florescent , Camel, milk pH. MMAIN