Trends in somatic cell counts, bacterial counts, and antibiotic residue violations in New York State during 1999-2000.

@article{Schaik2002TrendsIS,
  title={Trends in somatic cell counts, bacterial counts, and antibiotic residue violations in New York State during 1999-2000.},
  author={Gerdien van Schaik and Michal Lotem and Ynte Hein Schukken},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2002},
  volume={85 4},
  pages={782-9}
}
Milk quality data on a month-by-month basis from March 1999 to December 2000 were studied from five of the largest milk plants operating in New York State. The analyses focused on bulk tank somatic cell count (SCC), bacterial counts in the form of plate loop count (PLC), and antibiotic residue violations in the pool of milk of New York State, their mutual relation, and the influence of farm size. The average SCC was 363,000 cells/ml, the average PLC was 24,400 bacteria/ml, and the average… CONTINUE READING

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