Veterinary Research Communications

, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 57–63 | Cite as

Somatic cell count and milk yield in relation to haemoglobin concentration in Finnish dairy goats

  • F. Atroshi
  • S. Sankari
  • U. B. Lindström
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Abstract

Using 400 Finnish goats, the relationship between haemoglobin concentration and somatic cell counts and milk yield was studied. On the basis of haemoglobin concentration the goats were divided into two groups (> or < 5.6 mmol. l−1). Goats with high haemoglobin concentrations had a markedly higher milk yield and the milk had a lower somatic cell count. In contrast, goats with low haemoglobin concentration (< 5.6 mmol. l−1) had lower milk yields but higher cell counts. The results showed a negative correlation between the cell counts and the haemoglobin concentration.

Keywords

Cell Count Negative Correlation Veterinary Medicine High Cell Haemoglobin Concentration 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Atroshi
    • 1
  • S. Sankari
    • 2
  • U. B. Lindström
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Pharmacology and ToxicologyCollege of Veterinary MedicineHelsinki 55(Finland)
  2. 2.Department of BiochemistryCollege of Veterinary MedicineHelsinki 55(Finland)
  3. 3.Department of Animal BreedingUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinki 71(Finland)

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