PREVALENCE OF SUBCLINICAL MASTITIS IN CROSSBRED COWSIN LAKHANI TAHSIL OF BHANDARA DISTRICTS.S. Sardare, R.M. Kapgate, B.H. Patil and H.B. Patil
Prevalence of subclinical mastitis in total 100 crossbred cows from four different villages around Bhandaracity was studied. A total 400 quarters milk samples from 100 crossbred cows were subjected to ModifiedCalifornia Mastitis Test and Draminski Mastitis Detector, out of which 65 (16.25 %) and 86 (21.5 %) sampleswere found to be infected subclinically respectively. Out of 100 crossbred cow screened, 33 (33.00 %) and 38(38.00 %) cows were found positive for subclinical mastitis by Modified California Mastitis Test andDraminski Mastitis Detector respectively. The cow wise and quarter wise incidence rate of subclinical mastitiswas found 5 per cent more by Draminski Mastitis Detector than Modified California Mastitis Test. Themaximum cow wise prevalence of subclinical mastitis by Modified California Mastitis Test (MCMT) was found in Palandur (40%) followed by Dighori (36%), Kolari (36%) and Kharashi (28%). In respect of quarter wise prevalence percentage by Modified California Mastitis Test, maximum outbreak of the disease was observed in Palandur (18%) and minimum (14%) in Kharashi. Thus, the study indicates that mastitis disease needs priority for its monitoring.