Table 3

Results of four categories representing CMT scores by cow breed
Breed Intensity of infection
Negative (%) Weak positive (%) Positive (%) Strong positive (%) Total (%)
White Fulani 119 (67.61) 37 (21.02)

16 (9.09)

16 (9.09)

4 (2.27) 176 (100.00)
Sokoto Gudali 226 (54.33) 124 (29.81) 53 (12.74) 13 (3.13) 416 (100.00)
Holstein Friesian 321 (56.91) 133 (23.58) 92 (16.31) 18 (3.19) 564 (100.00)
Rahaji 15 (34.09) 16 (36.36) 9 (20.45) 4 (9.09) 44 (100.00)
Total 681 (56.75) 310 (25.83) 170 (14.17) 39 (3.25) 1200 (100.00)

CMT = California Mastitis Test; – (negative; SCC score of ≤100,000 cells/ml); + (weak positive; SCC score of >100,000 – 500,000 cells/ml); ++ (positive; SCC score of >500,000 – 1,000,000 cells/ml) and +++ (strong positive; SCC score of ≥1,000,000 cells/ml). SCC = somatic cell count.

Shittu et al.

Shittu et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:134   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-8-134

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