THE EFFECTS OF THE NUMBER OF LACTATIONS ON THE CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF CAMEL MILK
Journal Year: 2007
Journal Month: June
Published On: 11-10-2018 07:00:00
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S.I. Al-Sultan and A.M. Mohammed
Department of Public Health and Animal Husbandry, College of Veterinary Medicine and
Animal Resources, King Faisal University, P. O. Box 11647, Al-Ahsa 31982, Saudi Arabia


ABSTRACT


The effect of the number of lactations on the chemical composition of camel milk was studied in 20 she-camels. They were divided into 4 groups A, B, C, and D, each group consisted of 5 she-camels of similar age. Group A was in first, B in second, C in third and D was in the fourth lactation period. The parameter investigated include the pH, specific gravity (S.G.), total solids (T.S.), water content, protein, fat, lactose and minerals (Ca and P). Results revealed that the number of lactations had no effect on pH, S.G., T.S. water content protein, fat, lactose and minerals (Ca and P) of camel and the differences were non significant among the 4 groups for all these parameters.
Key words: Camels, chemical composition, lactation, milk


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