Somatic Cell Count, Importance and Effect Factors in Dairy Cattle
The somatic cell count (SCC) is commonly used as a measure of udder health and milk quality. Thus, to determine the milk quality standards in many countries, it legally determined as an indicator of somatic cell count raw milk and determines the level of payments to milk producers. The present study investigated that the somatic cell count is an indicator of udder health status, diagnosis of subclinical mastitis, health and quality of milk and milk products, its importance and effect factors on it.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Selçuk Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi Zootekni Bölümü, Konya, TÜRKİYE
Publication date: January 1, 2014