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Milk composition of the udder quarters of she-camel (Camelus dromedaries) raised under intensive farming system

Milk composition of the udder quarters of she-camel (Camelus dromedaries) raised under intensive farming system

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Title: Milk composition of the udder quarters of she-camel (Camelus dromedaries) raised under intensive farming system
Author: Mohamed, Elagba Haj Ali; Atti,Khadiga A.A; Mustafa,Ayman B; Elagba H.A. Mohamed; Atti,Khadiga A.A
Abstract: The aim of this study is to investigate the variation of milk components from fore and rear quarters of camel (Camelus dromedaries, one humped) in early and middle stages. Twelve lactating she-camels at first and second parities were selected after calving. Milk sampling started after one month of calving twice a week interval up to 4th months postpartum. The results indicated that milk produced by fore quarters was higher in lactose (5.60±1.72) compared to that produced by rear quarters (4.257±1.65), while higher protein was produced by rear quarter compared to fore quarters. Significant difference (P˂0.05) of ash content was observed for udder quarters of she-camel at the second parity. Milk produced at the first parity contained higher lactose (5.32±1.73) compared to the second parity (4.53±1.83), but there was no variations in protein, fat, total solid and ash contents. Energy content of milk from the fore quarters was higher but more energy could be obtained from milk of she-camel at parity one. The result of the present study indicated that each udder quarters of camel provide variable components of milk and supported believes of camel herders that fore quarters provide sweetener milk than the rear quarters. More work is needed to search for the reason of these variations.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/24566


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