STUDY THE PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF IRAQI CAMEL MILK DURING DIFFERENT MILK LACTATION SEASONS

1Ghassan S. Dheerib, Ali A. Al-Sadoon, Hussein B. Khudhur, Zaman I. Abed Al-Ameer

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Abstract:

This study was conducted on a camels herd belonging to a breeder in the Samawah Desert, the experiment was designed to study the physical properties (pH and specific weight), and chemical properties (protein, fat, lactose, moisture, ash, total solids, dry non-fat materials) of camel milk. This study was conducted on 20 milk camels, during four different seasons from the second season to the fifth season, the data were analyzed statistically by using the SPSS statistical program. Results were obtained as averages, were reached, 3.23, 3.94, 4.77, 0.85, 11.38, 88.62 and 2.66 for protein, fat, lactose, ash, total solids, moisture, and non-fat dry matter respectively, non-significant differences in the natural properties of milk, some of the chemical properties were affected by the different seasons of milk production.

Keywords:

physical and chemical properties, Iraqi camel milk, milk lactation seasons.

Paper Details
Month10
Year2020
Volume24
IssueIssue 10
Pages5485-5489