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Cell counts throughout lactation. Physiological variation in the cell count of cows' milk during lactation



Cell counts throughout lactation. Physiological variation in the cell count of cows' milk during lactation



Vet. Rec, 83: 5, 125-28



An electronic method for counting leukocytes in milk (see DSA 29) was used to investigate the variation in cell counts in quarter fore-milk samples taken weekly from 14 cows throughout lactation;.all cows remained virtually free of intramammary pathogens. Counts confirmed a fall in cell count at the beginning and a rise at the end of lactation, and showed a regular rise and fall with a periodicity of -4 wk during lactation.

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