Subscribe Now Subscribe Today
Science Alert
 
FOLLOW US:     Facebook     Twitter
Blue
   
Curve Top
Pakistan Journal of Nutrition
  Year: 2011 | Volume: 10 | Issue: 7 | Page No.: 690-693
DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2011.690.693
 
Facebook Twitter Digg Reddit Linkedin StumbleUpon E-mail
Microbiological Assessment of Cow Milk under Traditional Management Practices in Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria
K. Adesina, A.A. Oshodi, T.A.M. Awoniyi and O.O. Ajayi

Abstract:
Studies on the microbiological quality of milk obtained from traditionally managed cows in Ado-Ekiti were carried out. The samples were screened for total bacteria count, total Coliform, yeasts and moulds. Ten (10) bacterial species, comprising both gram negative and gram positive organisms were isolated, characterized and identified in thirteen out of fifteen milk samples in this study. Bacillus cereus recorded the highest percentage occurrence (46.7%) isolated from seven samples while Cellulomenas flavigena, Escherichia coli and Micrococcus luteus recorded the lowest percentage occurrence (6.7%) having being isolated from one sample each. Yeasts and moulds were not isolated in any sample. The isolation of the various microorganisms in the milk samples is of health significance. The results showed that 87% of the raw milk samples were of poor category thus indicating a deplorable state of hygiene and poor production condition during and after milking.
PDF References Citation Report Citation
 RELATED ARTICLES:
  •    Screening of Bacterial Isolates from Various Microhabitat Sediments of Kotumsar Cave: A Cogitation on Their Respective Benefits and Expected Threats for Complete Biosphere and Tourists
How to cite this article:

K. Adesina, A.A. Oshodi, T.A.M. Awoniyi and O.O. Ajayi, 2011. Microbiological Assessment of Cow Milk under Traditional Management Practices in Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, 10: 690-693.

DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2011.690.693

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjn.2011.690.693

 
COMMENT ON THIS PAPER
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

       

       

Curve Bottom