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December, 2013  Vol. 3 No. (1-2)

Cross-Sectional Epidemiological Study on Mastitis in Cows in Faisalabad, Pakistan

L. Ali†, G. Muhammad‡, M. Arshad*, M. H. Rasool*

†Department of Livestock and Dairy Development, Punjab Pakistan, ‡Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, *Department of Microbiology, Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan.


The present work reports some cross-sectional analytical epidemiological studies on mastitis for a total of 430 cows of different breed, ages and distributed in different villages in Tehsil Summandri of District Faisalabad, Pakistan. The epidemiological measures of association were estimated for the factors such as teat injury, evenness of floor, teat edema, blood in milk, wallowing, teat stenosis and milk leakage. Relative Risk (RR), Population Relative Risk (PRR), Attributable Rate (AR), Attributable Fraction (AF), Population Attributable Rate (PAR) and Population Attributable Fraction (PAF) calculated for all the above mentioned factors. The study indicates that the factors identified strongly predispose cows to the mastitis and must be considered for the implementation of better disease control program against mastitis in the country.
Key words: Cross-sectional; Epidemiology; Mastitis; Cows; Faisalabad