Udder Morphology and Machine Milking Ability in Dromedary Camels

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Year:
2018
Type of Publication:
Article
Keywords:
Dromedary Camel, Milking Machine, Udder Measurement, Udder Morphology, Udder Shape, Udder Traits
Authors:
Kaskous, Shehadeh
Journal:
IJRAS
Volume:
5
Number:
2
Pages:
84-89
Month:
March
ISSN:
2348-3997
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Abstract:
Udder and teatmorphology is an important factor in the machine milkability of Dromedary camels.However,the morphological characteristics of the udder and their relation to machine milkability in Dromedary camel have become of greater interest from farmers to researcher. Theaim of this study was to evaluate the udder shape and udder measurements and demonstrate the beneficiary udder shape and udder measurements for machine milking in dromedary camel. The resultshas clearly shown that there are very strong differences with the udder and teat shapes as well as udder measurments between the dromedary camels, alsowithin the herd in the farm.Therefore, healthyand well-shaped udders of Dromedary camels, suitable for machine milking, should have the following characteristics:a great volume(length, more than 35cm, depth more than 25cm), a basin shape and clearly defined teats,soft and elastic tissues, with palpable cisterns inside, moderate height, not surpassing the hock, teats of medium size(length 5-7cm, diameter 2.5 cm), implanted near the vertical position.In order to achieve thesepropertiesofudder morphology, it must be considered in breeding programs and then the milking machine can have moreefficient for the farmer and quarantees a better milk production with maintaining udder health
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