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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 2
First page : (1291) Last page : (1299)
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A Review on Sub Clinical Mastitis in Dairy Cattle

Tripti Kumari1*, Champak Bhakat1 and Rajeev Kumar Choudhary2
1Department of Livestock Production Management, Eastern Regional Station,
National Dairy Research Institute, Kalyani- 741235 (West Bengal)
2Department of Pathology, West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, Kolkata- (West Bengal)
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Received: 17.01.2018  |  Revised: 21.02.2018   |  Accepted: 1.03.2018  



Subclinical mastitis is the most prevalent and economically destructive disease in dairy cattle throughout the country. It is 3–40 times more common than clinical mastitis and causes the greatest overall losses in most dairy herds. It is a multi etiological complex disease which consists infectious and noninfectious agents as potential risk factors. The prevalence of subclinical mastitis in cows increases with increased milk production, unhygienic management practices and with increasing number of lactation. There are no visible changes in the udder or milk but it reduces milk production and adversely affects milk quality. Early detection of sub clinical mastitis can be done by various indirect and direct tests.

Key words: Sub clinical mastitis, Dairy cattle, Milk production


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Cite this article: Kumari, T., Bhakat, C. and Choudhary, R.K., A Review on Sub Clinical Mastitis in Dairy Cattle, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(2): 1291-1299 (2018). doi: